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1st Noble Truth 3 most important things 4th Noble Truth acceptance accepting compliments accountability achievement actions addiction ageing alms anapanasati anatta anger anicca anxiety arguments article asceticism attachment attitude attitute to life authenticity authority awakening awareness balance beauty beginner belief bereavement bhavana bhikkhuni big bang blame bliss bodhisattva body brahma brahmacariya brahmavihara breath Buddha Buddhamas Buddhism Buddhist bullying business busy-ness calm caring cause and effect celibacy challenges change chanting charity choices Christmas citta commitment communication community comparing compassion complaining confidence conflict confusion consciousness consequences contemplation contentment control cosmology courage craving crisis criticism cults culture dana dangers death decisions dedication demons dependent origination depression desire destiny determination development devotion Dhamma dharma difficult people direct knowledge disappointment discrimination distortions of perception Divine Abodes doubt dreams dukkha dying early Buddhism Eightfold Path Eight Worldly Dhammas elitism emotional intelligence emotions empathy emptiness endurance energy enlightenment environment equality equanimity essential ethics euthanasia evil expectations experience exploration failure faith family fate fault-finding fear feeling Five Aggregates Five Hindrances fools forgiveness Four Noble Truths freedom free will friends friendship fundamentalism future gay generosity giving goals god gossip gratitude grief growth guided meditation guilt gurus habits happiness harmony hatred healing hell hindrances history honesty hope how to humility humour iddhipada ideals idiosyncracies ill-will imperfection impermanence injustice insight inspiration intelligence intention interconnectedness internet investigation irritation jealousy jhana joy judgement justice kamma karma karuna khandas killing kindfulness kindness laughter learning lesbian letting go LGBTIQ liberation life loss lotus love loving-kindness marriage materialism meaning meaning of life measuring meditation memory mental illness merit metta mind mindfulness monastic money monk morality motivation mudita murder nature NDE Nibbana nimitta non-self nothing novice nun obedience obsession old age opinions ordination origins pabbaja pain parami parents past patience peace people perception perspective philosophy pilgrimage pilrimage pleasure politics positivity power practice praise precepts predictions preparation present moment awareness pride priorities problems procrastination psychic powers psychology puja punishment Pure Land purity purpose quality of life reality reason rebirth recollections reconciliation refuge regrets reincarnation relationships relaxation religion renunciation resolutions responsibility results retreat right effort Right Livelihood Right Speech right thought Right View ritual rituals sacred saddha sadness samadhi samanera samatha sampajanna sangha sati science scripture seclusion sects self-esteem self-pity sensuality service sex sexuality sharing short cuts sickness sila silence simile simplicity skillfulness sleep slowing down smile social activism solutions sorrow space spirituality spiritual materialism stillness stress success suffering suicide supernatural superstition supramundane sutta sweeping sympathetic joy tanha Tathagatha teachers technology terrorism The Middle Way the secret thinking tiredness tolerance tragedy transcendence transformation trends truth turmoil ultimate truth uncertainty understanding universe upekkha values Vesak view of self views vimamsa vimutti vipaka vipallasa vipassana viriya virtue visualisation voidness volition wanting war Wesak Western wisdom worry