according to buddha, what is craving of forms , becoming and unbecoming that all create sufferings. I m working in IT, i want to become higher level so i work hard and eager to know more information and knowledge to get it. Is this craving of becoming or forms according to buddha? if so how could i become greater in life to earn more to serve my family. What is wrong with expecting good thing happens and pleasant taste on food to eat when i m starving. are these all craving that we should stop ? Please anyone answer.and one more Why did...
Not only Theravadans, but also there are objective historians (no source) that say mahayana texts have adhamma added to the dhamma. Some scholars also say Mahayana have contradictory teachings within Mahayana texts themselves. How do Mahayanans know they’re following only original teachings with no apocryphal ideas mixed in?
What did the Buddha really say about the after life? I have heard that Buddha said the soul is not permenant. That the soul dies with death, and reincarnation is just your conciousness moving on. I have even heard that He originally never spoke of Nirvana, but one just becomes enlightened to end the cycle. Than why in the Dhammapda does He speak of immortality, surpassing the gods, conquering death, heaven, and hell?
I am asking because I have been studying tibetan buddhism and the only temple around me are zen so I need to know the teachings.how is it different from tibetan buddhism.do zen buddhists believe in enlightenment.what is the point of enlightenment in zen buddhism.how do I get it.why do I see 2 different zen meditations.one I see is zazen and I do that when meditate(rarely) and the other is when you think about zen saying or riddle like “live everyday like your hair is on fire” or “what is the sound of one hand clapping