Samana Johann
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Apparently stream-entrants are destined to attain Nibbana but what about non-stream-entrants?
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Brain-masturbating does not lead to release but is the joy in becoming => one who put's thinks like taught into practice is one who knows and sees by himselves by time. When ever the free-will debate ...

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Is respect a form of ego?
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What a "fart" (just to call the story by it "low-light")... things do not "exist" but arise by causes and decay. When there are still cause, it arises, dependent on the quality of the cause it might ...

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"The number of dust on the earth could be counted..."
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Try it just in your room and you may get the answer, in the dust case. There is a simile by the Buddha that one could meassure the size/amout of water in the great ozeans to empathize the meaning of ...

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Is (and why is) physical health important, as well as mind?
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Not even more importand then a good destination, not to speak about awakening. There is no, no reason and valide excuse to break the precepts, not for others, not for oneself. "What do you think ...

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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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.. Perception of ideas is inconstant, changeable, alterable. One who has conviction & belief ... one who, after pondering with a modicum of discernment... one who knows and sees ... There are/...

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Why are exceptionally tall statues of the Buddha and Guanyin built?
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See "Many motives, many fruits" and others in Generosity,dana, caga - Path to freedom, if wishing freedom rather than seek issues to protest. Very useful practice to overcome envy and stinginess is ...

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Is it wrong-view to think there might be more than 5 aggregates?
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❓Although the 5 aggregates seem to fully explain my experience, is it wrong view if I think that there might be more? ➥❓To answer correct, a counter-question seems to be required: of how sould "there ...

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What does wrong freedom or wrong release mean?
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All other releases or freedom which are not that of Nibbana (e.g. still subject to birth, aging, sickness end death), are called miccha, wrong. There are countless of them. With every action, in all ...

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Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights and International Buddhist Ethics Committee
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The is only one "legal" and constitutional organisation within the Buddha-Dhamma: The Savaka Sangha of Bhikkhus of the Buddha. When this is gone, there is no more constitutional organisation. Neither ...

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Did the Buddha ever define what he meant by "self"?
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⚓ Yes: Eye, it's object, touch at it, recognising on the eye, felling, and all what arises around it, is not self, no refuge, has no hardwood in it, nothing of real worth, making no "sense". The ear,...

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Can the same kamma cetana and action lead to somewhat different future physical consequences (the physical aspect of the kamma-vipaka)
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❓Can the same kamma cetana and action lead to different fruit-of-kamma (kamma vipaka)? ❎ No, a specific cause has it's effect. But one may experiance it different and it's nearly impossible to act, ...

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