Navneet Nair
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If there is no self, why do anything?
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It is not that there is no self. There is no self in the way you think of a self. That is, there in nothing inherent in what you refer to as "I". When you understand this, you free yourself and your ...

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Introductory books to Buddhism
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Venerable Narada: The Buddha and his Teachings The Dalai Lama: The Way to Freedom Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche: What Makes you not a Buddhist Robert Wright: Why Buddhism is True The Dalai Lama: A ...

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How should one be mindful of death?
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In the Lamrim, there is what is known as the nine fold contemplation on death. This has three main points and each of the three has three sub points. I will list and try to explain them: The main ...

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What *is* intrinsically real? Is the "unconditioned", "absolute", or "ultimate" intrinsically real?
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It really depends upon the level of the disciple. The Buddha taught different stages of understanding of reality and each progressively works on adding subtlety to the understanding of reality. In ...

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Why did Tsongkhapa list guru devotion first in his Lamrim while Atisha did not?
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Very good question. This is a quote by Lama Zopa Rinpoche that seems to cover this point. Lama Tsongkhapa asked Manjushri, “What is the way to achieve quick realizations of the path to ...

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How to mitigate the negative karmic effect of killing
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Don't let the four parts of the karmic path get completed. The four parts are basis, intention, action and completion. In this case, the best way would be to stop at the last step and develop intense ...

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