Hrafn
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Are all Buddhists vegetarian?
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Very much not the case, so long as you don't engage in a No true Scotsman fallacy and say that they aren't really Buddhists unless they are also vegetarian. In some traditions it is common for a ...

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Are Buddhists against abortion?
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This is one of those questions that is complicated by that in the United States the conversation around abortion looks and feels very different than it does from other countries in the world. It is ...

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What are "Supernatural mental abilities" in relation to Buddhism?
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The question is slightly broad and asks about several different facets. I'm going to focus on "Do monks or others actively practice them?" The answer to this is "yes, some do." There are a variety ...

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What are the Five Precepts?
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It is the start of Abhisanda Sutta (AN) 8:39: "Now, there are these five gifts, five great gifts — original, long-standing, traditional, ancient, unadulterated, unadulterated from the beginning — ...

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How concerned should Buddhists be with the actions of others?
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I am going to quote Jack Kornfield's Living Dharma, specifically the interview portion with Achaan Chaa, excerpt from the question of "If putting everything together in our bowls is important, ...

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Syllables and Prayers During Guru Yoga
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Just the prayer and syllables in question, not the surrounding prayers and other elements of the practice (e.g., the refuge prayer), but this is the prayer that I was thinking of (བླ་མའི་རྣལ་འབྱོར, ...

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Were psychedelics used in the past by Buddhists?
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The short answer is "yes, historically, though it is generally frowned upon by many if not most modern Buddhists." I'm trying to find better citations than the ones than I am digging up immediately, ...

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Is there some scripture reference to dream yoga?
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This depends somewhat on how you define "scripture." It's important to emphasize that "scripture" to a Buddhist doesn't necessarily mean the same thing as "scripture" to a Protestant Christian, ...

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What is Thögal?
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While I believe that the other answers here are more on-point from the standpoint of the question, after I learned more about it (though I won't claim to understand it) I wanted to add one additional ...

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