viptrongproz98
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Heterosexual attraction in rebirth process?
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Detailed description of the rebirth process appeared in the Garbhāvakrānti Sutra and the Abhidharmakośa, with the former being written first. AFAIK, both of these texts are significant in Tibetan ...

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Searching for this Jataka where a monk is brought to the heaven and hell by The Buddha
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According to this entry from the The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism by Buswell & Lopez, that monk is probably Sundarananda, often referred to as Nanda (not to be confused with Ananda): After ...

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The Problem of Evil/Suffering modified into Buddhism
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A somewhat hand-waving answer would be "Hell is both empty and not empty". This excerpt from Khyentse Norbu's book What Makes You Not A Buddhist would probably make things clearer: Let's ...

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Bodhi day celebration, is it universally on December 8th or do some Mahayana buddhists use a lunar calendar?
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China, Taiwan, South Korea and Vietnam use the lunar calendar for all Buddhist holidays save for some exceptions (Taiwan's Vesak is on the same day as Mother's Day). Japan is a bit different due to ...

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Who was Ming Peu?
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I'm a bit late to this question, not sure if Johanna has already found what they were looking for. This style of monochromatic painting similar to the black ink brush painting of China (水墨畫) started ...

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The story of Ji Gong 濟公
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I've yet to find any koan or other forms of Buddhist texts explicitly mentioning Ji Gong, so it's difficult to say whether he was 'accepted' by some schools or not. But we can look at other factors. ...

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Incarnation of Arhat Ji Gong 濟公
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While most schools of Buddhism hold somewhat the same view of what Nirvana is, and that the cycle of rebirth ends upon reaching Nirvana, they vary in their concepts of Arahant. It is often the case in ...

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What's the Jataka tale about a previous life of the Buddha sacrificing himself to get a dharma teaching (because dharma was so scarce and rare then)?
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There are 5 stories that I’ve managed to found which fit your description. Each story follows the same structure: a previous incarnation of the Buddha was privileged or successful, he yearned for the ...

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Non-striving and happiness
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I think you answered the question yourself. “It is my understanding that this mindset helps do away with the suffering that comes from an over fixation on striving” The problem lies not in striving, ...

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Best book or documentary related to mindfulness
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Most of Thích Nhất Hạnh's books are about mindfulness, as in, what you can do and should do to achieve mindfulness. A popular one in NA is "Peace is Every Step", but you can just randomly ...

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