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Which is a certified/authentic guide to entering Jhnanas?
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First, without being explicitly jhana, to get the citta into samadhi, like here https://suttacentral.net/an10.2/en/sujato http://obo.genaud.net/dhamma-vinaya/ati/sn/05_mv/sn05.55.040.than.ati.htm#p1 ...

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What should I choose, Life or Nirvana?
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No matter what puthujjanas claim, kama is bad, there is no '''striving to avoid craving is a craving itself'', there is no ''I can delight in the senses without craving'' like philosophers craving to ...

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Combining meditation and bright light therapy
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You can get the citta into samadhi with what the buddha calls āloka·saññaṃ which is sanna of light. The result of this samadhi is the knowledge of karma and before that, it energizes you. And ...

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How does one know which kamma-cetana and action is related to which kamma-vipaka being experienced?
Accepted answer
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Puthujjanas sure are obsessed with karma. Do not forget that the goal of the dhamma, expressed in terms of karma, is to end karma, not ''to know the precise workings of the karma'', not ''precise ...

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Is peeking a "blind box" considered as stealing? Or breaking of any precepts?
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The answer is that '''I want a Spiderman toy from a blind box set'' is the opposite of samma sankappa (aspiration towards renunciation and good will) https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/...

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How does rebirth work for arahant and non-arahants?
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Indeed puthujjanas knows that it makes no sense to ask where a fire go once it is put out, unless those puthujjana managed to create a fantasy where they deify fire..., so the buddha says that It ...

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How is one supposed to be compassionate and 100% free of suffering while others are suffering?
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No matter what the christian puthujjanas and their secular humanists children claim, compassion is not metta nor karuna, and love is not metta. Compassion has nothing to do with a puthujjana trying to ...

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Other physical (samatha) meditation objects besides breath?
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yes, when it comes to rupa, there is bhāvana on ''rupa'', or better said, bhāvana on each one of the five properties http://obo.genaud.net/dhamma-vinaya/ati/mn/mn.062.than.ati.htm#p1 "How, lord, ...

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Did Lord Buddha teach any other meditation technique than the Anapana?
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Well yes you have 4 main methods to get the citta into samadhi [the normal question is : 4 methods give 4 different samadhi or is it the same samadhi?] THe most famous is the jhana which is ''abiding ...

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"The number of dust on the earth could be counted..."
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THe puthujjanas who created Mahayana and vajrayana love to claim that people you see around you could have been your parents or loved ones in a previous life. From this, they embarrass themselves even ...

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What do Venerable Cha Mo's similes on the Flower's Scent and the Perfumed Rag mean with regard to satkāyadṛṣṭi?
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yes Puthujjanas struggle already with sakkay ditthi, but there is not much more to say than what is stated by the non-puthujjana Khemaka. The lack of sakkya ditthi just means “Friend, concerning ...

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What is the ultimate goal of Buddhism? Is it nirvana?
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That's easy, there is a sutta just for you https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an11/an11.001.than.html and the '''noble search'' https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.026.than.html ...

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Meditation practise methods/techniques
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There are four main ways to get the citta into samadhi: http://www.buddha-vacana.org/sutta/anguttara/04/an04-041.html THe most famous is the jhana, but today Puthujjanas prefer to speculate whether ...

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Noble Eightfold Path - applicable by lay practitioners?
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yes any human who wants to stop dukkha practice the ''right practice''. IT does not matter if the human is a puthujjana or not a puthujjana. it does not matter is the human is a bikkhu or not a bikkhu....

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When is 'dependent origination' broken, in meditation?
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Yes puthujjanas claim that good mediation means not clinging to thoughts and lack of ''doer'', of ''agency'', of ''knower'' especially the intellectual puthujjanas who invented the dry insights. That'...

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Can good karma, bad karma or neither good and bad karma arise or not arise from not doing?
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Generally karma stems from sankharas , but the non bright and non dark karma cannot stem from a sankhara since it ends the rebirths. this ad hoc karma called non bright and non dark stems from right ...

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Is ending up in hell at some point in time inevitable for those beings who are not Stream-Entrants?
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there is a famous sutta where an actor loved his idea that he is a good person, as usual with puthujjanas, they always build a view where entertainment is beneficial to people, where sensual pleasures,...

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Do meditation or chanting make one less agitated?
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No, chanting does not make you less agitated. on the contrary, chanting makes puthujjanas more agitated and the buddha says it is a mistake for the bikkhus to chant, but the buddha allows ''intonation'...

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Contemplation versus meditation
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Normally, meditation is a word used for ''meditating on an object, as in a topic'', so it means what the quoted puthujjana calls ''listening or contemplation''. That's the christian and scholars sense,...

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Samatha Meditation
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If you struggle to get the citta into samadhi, it is because you struggle to calm the shankaras and this happens because you struggle to track (what happens) in the body, in the mano and in the citta, ...

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Mindfulness and Pushing Away Emotions
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Well you do not say what experience is this ''objectless mindfulness'', which is an odd phrasing, because, beyond the bad word that is mindfulness, there is always an object of concentration or ...

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Where do I find a Buddhist retreat in Asia?
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Well there are plenty of monasteries, so try to find videos by bikkhus online and then go to their website to find the contact info and ask them about retreats ex in thailand: the famous http://www....

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How can we make compatible the 'ehipassiko' aspect of the Dhamma with the faith aspects of it?
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You reconcile those two aspects of the dhamma by understanding that the dhamma is not about becoming a buddha, no matter what some intellectual puthujjanas claim, but about destroying dukkha, which ...

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SN 12.51 Why are meritorious formations rooted in ignorance?
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Being blameless like an arahant is not like being meritorious like a non-arahant. Merit is for people who are not blameless. Only non-good people can do meritorious deeds or non-meritorious deeds. ...

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Are we born on this Earth because of our personal kamma?
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The buddha says that sankharas are linked to the kamma of actions and that kamma is linked to various realms. those sankharas, kamma and rebirths can be generated by others or youself http://obo....

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Buddhism after death
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People always ask what is reborn and the mechanism of rebirth, as if that mattered, but that's really not the point of the dhama. THe only thing you need to know about rebirth is that rebirth does not ...

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What does wrong freedom or wrong release mean?
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Puthujjanas have created so many mistaken views, so do not expect to find a long list. Usually the Samyutta about ditthis is here http://obo.genaud.net/backmatter/indexes/sutta/sn/03_kv/...

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Apparently stream-entrants are destined to attain Nibbana but what about non-stream-entrants?
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Puthujjanas love to claimthat they know what they are doing, know what is good for people, know what people should do and should not do. From this, thePuthujjanas love to create rules and chase ...

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Did the Buddha ever define what he meant by "self"?
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Yes puthujjanas who love to qualify themselves of rationalists crave definitions of terms. they think that definitions makes thing clear and it is possible to define things in the first place and once ...

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Do Buddhist children from outside of Buddhist countries ever become monks temporarily?
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Well besides the various rules that puthujjanas create and destroy each day, and try to make other puthujjanas follow under various threats, to become a bikkhu is matter of being called a bikkhu by a ...

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