False teaching in MN 104 concerning “the settlement of litigations by the opinion of a majority”

Here is a comparison of MN 104 and its agama parallels* MA 196 and T 85 regarding the two ways to settle litigations concerning what is Dhamma / Discipline and what is not Dhamma / Discipline. You’ll see from such a comparison that “the settlement of litigations by the opinion of a majority” is a…

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What does Buddhism have to say regarding work ethic?

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Tsultrim Allione on Christ and Madonna and Tara

Christ and the Buddhas Although I lived in Italy for seven years, I really had no relationship to the Christian tradition there. I was much more interested in the Pagan tradition that preceded Christianity. However, years later, after a year-long retreat, my husband Dave and I decided to go to Italy to re-bond and reconnect.…

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Finding your peace when it lapses

There have been a lot of things going on with the government of the country I live that makes it very hard for me to stay in my usual peaceful mindset. Before it started up again I felt at peace with the world, and I didn’t feel like my ego, I felt removed from it.…

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What is the chant Teyata Gate Gate Paragate Parasam Gate Bodhi Soha for?

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How Should I approach a remote monastery in Himalaya to stay there for one month?

Did anyone went through this? Feel free to tell your story! If any got any idea, do we need to contact them few months before joining or just go visit there and talk to them? How should be my approach? How much would it cost (if it does). How would be the life during that…

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I often find myself to be bored when there is no chaos in my life

Hi, as you can see from the title thats pretty much it and I’m looking for some buddhist advice/philosophy on how to break that cycle of needing chaos. Funny enough, I look for tranquility when I’m actually in chaos and hate this cycle. Thank you submitted by /u/BenchEnough978 [link] [comments]Read More

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Buddha on how shame helps to avoid bad actions

This is as I heard. At one time the Blessed One was staying in the province of Sāvatthī, in Jeta’s park, at Anathapiṇḍika’s monastery. Then, late at night, a glorious deity, lighting up the entire Jeta’s park, went up to the Blessed One, bowed, stood to one side, and recited this verse: “A fine horse…

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What are the benefits of the Migtsema mantra?

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How to have dedication

Lately I’ve been having trouble maintaining determination towards my practice. I know logically that I’m not just going to give up Buddhism, and occasionally I’ll see/experience glimpses of the happiness that I already know can come from it, but I keep falling back into this state of ignorance and sloth, where I can’t see the…

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