dhammarak
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How to deal with bad past karma that makes my current life miserable?
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According to the "Lonaphala Sutta: The Salt Crystal", the Buddha said: "Monks, for anyone who says, 'In whatever way a person makes kamma, that is how it is experienced,' there is no living of ...

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What is Nirodha?
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Venerable Prayudh Payutto a distinguished Thai Scholar Monk explains that another way of interpreting nirodha is that the phenomena does not arise because it's cause has been eliminated. In that sense ...

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How do I become a Buddha, the stages of the path?
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Instead of taking second hand opinions I suggest you got directly to the source, to the instructions given by the Buddha himself. The Dantabhumi Sutta is a discourse with a great narrative and fully ...

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Did Buddhists ever actively participate in a major violent conflict?
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Suggested reading: Buddhist Warfare - Michael K. Jerryson and Mark Juergenmeyer. A view of the contents: Making Merit through warfare according to the Arya-Bodhisaattva-upayavisaya-nirdesa-sutra ...

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What is the symbol sometimes depicted on images of the Buddha which looks like a swastika?
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Actually I think this symbol is associated with Jainism and not Buddhism. At least that is what one sees in India. The enlightened beings in Jainism are often depicted in similar postures as the ...

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Are non-Theravada monks allowed to eat after noon, and to use money?
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One has to distinguish between monks/nuns that follow a Vinaya and those that do not follow. You may have monks that use such title but cannot be regarded as true monks because they have not been ...

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What are the salient differences between the Pāḷi Nikāyas & Chinese Āgamas?
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Venerable Analayo through the University of Hamburg has given online courses in 2012 and 2013 comparing MN suttas and MA sutras. So far not the whole collection has been covered but in the material ...

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What's the relationship between effort and zazen?
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I am not familiar with zazen since I practice theravada meditation. In theravada there is the idea that you have to make effort to sit and meditate. You also have to make effort to establish the 3 ...

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What is the Distinction Between Knowledge of The Path and the Fruit?
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There are some suttas which give an indication that there is a time gap between path and fruit meaning that the fruit does not happen automatically following the path. Specifically: Udana 5.5 - ...

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How is the Cognitive Process described according to Buddhism? How does it relate to modern Cognitive Psychology?
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Cognitive Process in Buddhism: Paticca-samuppada Modern Science: Mental Modules come close to what the Buddha described. It was one of the topics in Robert Wright's course mentioned above.

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