new to buddhism. recommend me some books that will help me in my journey please.

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Curious to devote myself to study of Buddhism but huge fan of cs:go – what do?

I am very fascinated by Buddhism and have a strong urge to commit myself at least partly to some more deep study of it, spiritually or philosophically wise. But my closest friend who we play regular CS:GO with told me i can’t be truly religious and play FPS games. And no true Buddhist would allow…

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Just picked this up from a garage sale and was wondering if this was a statue of a Bodhisattva?

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“I suffer because I don’t love myself.”

I’ve been hooked on Buddhism ever since I started and early on I came to a realization in a rather strange way. I was sleepy and a teeny bit high so when I laid down to rest I ended up taking a 5 – 10 minute nap. I don’t think I dreamt or experienced anything,…

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How to make my mind stable?

How to make my mind stable? Its just moving like a pendulum not let me concentrate on present🤯 submitted by /u/pranshusingh28 [link] [comments]Read More

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Is it a sin in Buddhism if you shun sex workers because you consider them morally corrupt, of low worth and for reasons of social stigma?

Non-native English speaker here. I was raised as a Muslim, and to the best of my understanding, the Islamic position is that women who are sex workers (like prostitutes) should be put to death for what they do. Now, I have been reading a bit about Buddhism and Buddhism seems to have a very different…

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Either Ven. Thanissaro is missing something, or I am

And I’m sure that I am… Been listening to his series entitled mindfulness and concentration on the DhammaTalks app (which is awesome btw) and he goes over the factors of mindfulness in depth but not mindfulness of Dhammas. After mindfulness of mind he wraps it up but then goes into suttas that apply to summing…

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What are these two symbols after “om mani padme hum” on my singing bowl? 8 symbols total: the first 6 are clearly the mantra in Tibetan script, but I don’t know why these last two are here.

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If there is no soul, then how is karma passed on?

I am not a Buddhist; I am learning. Buddhism unlike most religions does not believe in a soul. In that case at rebirth how is karma passed onto the new creature? If there is no soul then can the new creature be considered a rebirth of the one that died? Thanks submitted by /u/soundingdemo [link]…

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What transmigrates in the Payasi sutta (DN 23)?

DN 23 describes a series of debates between a monk and a prince, with the prince subscribing to something akin to a materialist position. In one of the sutta’s many similes, the prince describes an experiment he claimed to have performed which seemingly disproved the existence of a soul. “Suppose they were to arrest a…

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