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Why did the Buddha suffer before he died?

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What is the life of a monk really like?

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5 answers
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Did the Buddha speak Pali? Are the suttas his word verbatim?

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2 answers
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Could someone provide a list of all Buddhist schools?

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4 answers
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Panic arising in meditation

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7 answers
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"Guard the sense doors"- What does this mean, and what is it's application?

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What are the suttas in which the Buddha provides instruction on how to meditate?

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Trouble understanding "sensual misconduct"

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3 answers
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A question on morality

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3 answers
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What happens if a monk is called for jury duty?

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5 answers
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Did the Buddha say anything about attachment to meditation?

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Depersonalization phenomenon as described in the Pali Canon

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2 answers
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What is the monastic policy on family visitations?

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4 answers
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Is shellfish aquaculture considered a wrong livelihood?

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4 answers
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Right speech in social situations

6 votes
4 answers
193 views

Trouble Maintaining Practice

5 votes
1 answer
441 views

Right Livelihood and Veterinarians

5 votes
2 answers
884 views

In what way(s) does engaging in sexual activity affect meditation practice?

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5 answers
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What are the "defilements"?

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Any recommended monasteries in Sri Lanka that offer extended meditation retreats?

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4 answers
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Is the next Buddha the same entity/being as the previous Buddha, or another discrete being who comes to the same realizations as the previous Buddha?

4 votes
2 answers
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What does venerable Sariputta mean by "dwelling withdrawn"?

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How is meditation considered a good deed?

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3 answers
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Can one with eczema become a monk?

4 votes
2 answers
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Looking for info on the Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw tradition

4 votes
7 answers
1k views

Does the will to live cease after enlightenment?

4 votes
4 answers
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Is there a Buddhist explanation for why envy manifests as hatred?

4 votes
9 answers
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How to mitigate the negative karmic effect of killing

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2 answers
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What are some ways to improve my practice?

3 votes
1 answer
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Did the Buddha visit modern day Assam?