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How does stream entry occur?
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Factors for Stream Entry. Then the Venerable Sāriputta approached the Blessed One, paid homage to him, and sat down to one side. The Blessed One then said to him: “Sāriputta, this is said: ‘A factor ...

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Can you attain stream entry without meditation?
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yes. Many in pali cannon have achieved stream enterer without mediation. when sariputtra (Buddha's chief decipher) was a lay person.. he met A monk Elder Assaji. He was so impressed with monk's ...

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Stopping Tanha or craving
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I agree with enenalan. i dont remember from what sutta. it was something like, when one wants to be somewhere, The desire to get there is ceased once you have reached your destination. ...

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How common is stream entry?
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hmmm here is a free book. it has about 40+ sutta of a stream enterer (none-contradict each other whatsoever. We buddhists want to know if we have achieved this level of dharma. Buddha allowed us to ...

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Does "stream enterer" simply mean "devout Buddhist"?
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Buddha gave about 50+ definitions (that i know of) of a stream enterer. And also what are not! Pali cannons are very fragmented so this book is for free downloading..with citation to the english ...

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Can We Teach Animals the Dhamma?
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No. strong NO. I assume that you are not referring human as animal. Animals do not have wisdom to comprehend dhamma. SO they are restricted from achieving Janna (meditation achievement) or to ...

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Does hand gesture have an impact on meditation or attainment of Nirvana?
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From my reading of around 40 suttas that mentioned Anapanasati, Buddha never mentioned about where to place your hands or arms. However, in those suttas, he mentioned sitting down crossed legs in ...

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Is it okay to leave your suffering family behind when you have an instinct to attain Nirvana?
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There are sufferings that parents cannot help. I dont remember from what sutta but it goes something like , parents cannot help a child to be free from sufferings that caused by illness, aging, and ...

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Was the Buddha known to chant during his meditation?
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more like contemplating rather chanting. origination or dependent arising, Pratītyasamutpāda. He told Ananda he would contemplate, recite Pratītyasamutpāda when he was alone.

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How can you see suffering in the breath?
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Buddha said, when mind is still, dhamma reveals itself. When you are at the presence, one dhamma that opens up is all things end as time passes (even just one second ago) and what is the ...

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Can you attain stream entry without meditation?
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here is a book about sotapanna with citations http://watnapahpong.com/static_media/Sotapanna_Handbook_English_version_30.pdf Free download so no breaking of second precept :-)

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Is it always beneficial to meditate?
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from my experience, I dont make meditation more difficult than what it has to be.. i would watch my breathing like a curious scientist watches things on his slide via microscope. it is quite pleasant ...

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As a Buddhist lay-follower is there a need and good form to do good deeds?
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buddha mentioned 3 ways of doing good deeds. thru 1) action, 2) speech, 3) mind action: Sila (precepts, charity , etch) Speech: kinda words, Mind: meditation, removing defilement, kindness ...

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Will actors really go to hell?
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no.. in that sutta, he didnt guarantee that actors will go to suffering realm in next life. only truly doomed people are those who committed 5 heinous crimes (Ānantarika-karma). Let me see if ...

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