konrad01
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Anapanasati: Mindful Breathing Concentration Point
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There are very good answers here so I will not take long, just one thing I wound like to highlight: It is ok to lose focus and return to the nostril, everytime you do that you improve your ...

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Can you be a Buddhist if you don't believe in reincarnation?
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Rebirth is one of the key concepts in Buddhism. If you don't believe in Rebirth you don't believe in Samsara (ciclic existence) and probably don't believe in PariNibbana as well. My answer would be: ...

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How are bhikkhus using social networking sites?
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Youtube/Facebook etc. are just tools... one doesn't watch "youtube", one watches a movie, a vídeoclip or a Dhamma talk for example. Think in youtube as a simple channel of communication, if you use ...

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How does one become victim of one's own Karma?
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Karma is a concept older than Buddhism, however Buddha changed it a little bit. In Hinduism for example, Karma is the action and you will suffer the consequences of your actions, the change Buddha ...

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What's the difference between Samma Sambuddho and Buddho
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According to Theravada tradition, there are 2 types of Buddhas. 1- Samma Sambuddha (full enlighted Buddha), is the type of Buddha that teaches the Dhamma, they are very rare, previous one was the ...

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Which buddhist traditions are typically viewed as most liberal?
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I have been to 3 Buddhist centres/traditions: Theravada, Tibetan Buddhist and New Kadampa Tradition. Based on what I have seen I would say New Kadampa was the most liberal as they claim to have "a ...

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Is going for refuge central to all Buddhist traditions?
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I think going for refuge works like a commitment and also as a devotion act, it is a way to reinforce what you believe in and what you are going to pursuit, but it is not like the Christian Baptism ...

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Attending my first Buddhist Retreat
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Quick tips: Follow the 5 precepts Do attend to all classes/discussion groups etc... Focus on your meditation practice, Learn how to deal with distractions, back pain, etc... Enjoy inner peace! :)...

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Does the second precept only apply to theft?
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I think we should make it clear, are we talking about Buddhists precepts or about the consequences of our actions? The precepts are 2600 years old so they will not address modern issues in a very ...

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How to work with praise and blame?
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I think a good way to address that is by tracing back paise and blame, checking were they come from, think about the 2nd noble truth, you will clearly see both come from attachment to reputation. So, ...

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Attachment is a poison. Why is attachment to the Buddha and to Buddhist philosophy not a problem?
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I think there is a misunderstanding here. Buddha was not a Buddhist, he was not attached to the previous Buddha (Kassapa) and still the attained the maxium goal. Becoming a Buddha or an Arahant does ...

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Is a Theravada Buddhist permitted/able to take a Bodhisattva vow?
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The bodhisattva vow came from the Shakyamuni Buddha, he made the vow to become a Buddha under the Buddha Kassapa. therefore no school of Buddhism should decline a student just because he/she wants to ...

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How does Buddhism explains rebirth and law of Karma?
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The Kamma can be understood as a seed in put in your mind, what goes to the next life according to Buddhism is the mind, not a soul, the mindstream does not stop when the body dies. There is a great ...

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Is a Mahayana Buddhist *required* to take a Bodhisattva vow?
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One thing that is very particular in Buddhist, is its approach regarding what should one do. In Buddhism, we don't say: You must do A, B or C, instead we say: If you do A the consequences will be X. ...

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Is there a way to help us remember our previous life?
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Can I try a scientific approach? It is clear for me that this is not a simple task and it must change one's life, one thing that would borrow me in the moment is: How can I know if this is a past ...

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If Dalai Lama is enlightened, why he keeps coming back?
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Mahayanas say that if you ask your teacher to come back, he can choose to come back out of compassion, he doesnt have to, he does to help sentient beings.

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What is the Buddhist perception of injustice, considering the law of Karma?
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According to Buddhism, kamma and its consequences (vipaka) may not happen at the same time or even in the same life, it is hard to predict when it will create its results because it depends on other ...

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What are the canonical texts for the Buddhisms of the world?
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Just bear in mind: Different traditions will give you different answers, theravada and mahayana traditions have different suttas, the same thing goes for the commentaries and the importance of later ...

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Is Buddhism a religion or a philosophy?
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Good question, but I think it doesn't really matter. Only in the west a person can claim to be a religious person and live just like everybody else, like going to the temple and do bad things after it,...

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