Ask a Monk (Part 2)

Ask a Monk (Part 2)

This is the second part of a collection of answers given by Ven. Yuttadhammo Bhikkhu regarding various questions related to a Buddhist and/o... show more

Episode 1Monastics Learning Secular Lawslink
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Episode 2Buddhist Traditions and Lineageslink
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Episode 3Ordination Insurancelink
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Episode 4Three Pathways to Liberationlink
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Episode 5Inability to Tame the Mindlink
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Episode 6Jobs for Monkslink
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Episode 7Ordination and Enlightenmentlink
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Episode 8Short Retreatslink
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Episode 9Buddhism and Other Religionslink
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Episode 10Describing One's Practice To Otherslink
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Episode 11Hand on the Stomachlink
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Episode 12Monks and Ill Parentslink
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Episode 13Ordination With a Medical Conditionlink
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Episode 14Do You Have to Let Go of Anything?link
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Episode 15Interview With a Meditator (Yasa)link
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Episode 16Aspirations and Ordinationslink
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Episode 17Inability to Do A Retreatlink
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Episode 18Monks and Musiclink
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Episode 19Disturbing Vibrationslink
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Episode 20Nibbana and Heavenlink
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Episode 21Tantric Sexlink
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Episode 22Paying For Retreatslink
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Episode 23Getting A Lifelink
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Episode 24Retreats for New Meditatorslink
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Episode 25Killing One To Save One Thousandlink
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Episode 26Monks and Noviceslink
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Episode 27Learning From Other Schoolslink
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Episode 28Married Monkslink
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Episode 29Families and Ordinationlink
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Episode 30Meditate On Thislink
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Episode 31Buddhism and Non-Dualismlink
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Episode 32Meditation Courses with Mental Illnesseslink
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Episode 33Monks, Meditators, Yogislink
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Episode 34Scientific Testing of Arahantslink
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Episode 35Anger, Mindfulness and Repressionlink
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Episode 36Taking Nibbana as an Objectlink
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Episode 37Importance of Mettalink
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Episode 3832 Parts of the Bodylink
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Episode 39Giving Up Notinglink
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Episode 40Christian Meditators Feeling Jesus and Godlink
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Episode 41Non-Self and Reincarnationlink
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Episode 42Clear Comprehension, Direct Understanding, Mindfulnesslink
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Episode 43Fear and Angerlink
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Episode 44Solving the World's Problemslink
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Episode 45Our Practice With Ajaan Tonglink
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Episode 46Finding Peace and Happinesslink
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Episode 47Supressing Emotionslink
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Episode 48Meditation Techniques of the Buddhalink
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Episode 49Advanced Meditation Techniqueslink
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Episode 50Activities of the Buddhalink
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Episode 51Thinking and Livinglink
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Episode 52The Goal of Meditationlink
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Episode 53How to Know When Meditation is Workinglink
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Episode 54Depression from Illnesslink
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Episode 55Procrastinationlink
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Episode 56Disrobing and Lay Lifelink
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Episode 57Karma vs. Probabilitylink
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Episode 58Buddhist Prophetslink
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Episode 59Writing Out Suttaslink
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Episode 60Middle Way vs. Moderate Waylink
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Episode 61Moving From Object to Objectlink
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Episode 62After Ordinationlink
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Episode 63Where Do Old Monks Go?link
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Episode 64Dealing With Social Pressurelink
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Episode 65How Good Acts Bring Good Resultslink
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Episode 66Analyzing Sexualitylink
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Episode 67Religious Travellink
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Episode 68Lucid Dreams vs. Realitylink
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Episode 69Derealizationlink
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Episode 70Taking the Same Meditation Course Againlink
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Episode 71Minimum Daily Meditation For Enlightenmentlink
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Episode 72Buddhism and Godlink
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Episode 73Experience of Wisdomlink
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Episode 74Where To Start For Enlightenmentlink
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Episode 75Trying to Be Equanimouslink
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Episode 76Effectiveness of Walking Meditationlink
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Episode 77Increasing Viriya (Effort)link
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Episode 78Nimitta, Access Concentration, Kasinalink
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Episode 79Justified Violencelink
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Episode 80What is Noting?link
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Episode 81How Much to Donate After a Retreat?link
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Episode 82Desire and Guiltlink
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Episode 83The Hippie Culturelink
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Episode 84Distracted by Seeing Cause and Effectlink
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Episode 85Answering Questionslink
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Episode 86Distractions at Worklink
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Episode 87Worshipping the Buddhalink
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Episode 88Repression of Emotionslink
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Episode 89Meditation for Anxious Peoplelink
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Episode 90An Enlightened Teacherlink
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Episode 91Higher and Lower Attainmentslink
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Episode 92Practice Before a Retreatlink
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Episode 93Monks Clinging to the Internetlink
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Episode 94Sexual Relationships in Buddhismlink
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Episode 95Contemplation of Dukkhalink
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Episode 96Christian Happiness and Enlightenmentlink
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Episode 97Attachment and Love in Relationshipslink
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Episode 98Accepting Changelink
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Episode 99How Much Must We Note?link
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Episode 100Importance of Traditionslink
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Episode 101Regrettable Vowslink
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Episode 102Letting Go of the Futurelink
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Episode 103Learning Palilink
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Episode 104Thailandlink
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Episode 105Formal Determinationslink
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Episode 106Spouseslink
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Episode 107Realizing Your Fetterslink
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Episode 108Gaining Nothinglink
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Episode 109Truth Hurtslink
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Episode 110Holy Rapturelink
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Episode 111Giving Uplink
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Episode 112All That Existslink
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Episode 113Is Control and Illusion?link
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Episode 114Too Many Questionslink
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Episode 115Is Becoming Sotapanna Gradual or Spontaneous?link
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Episode 116Buddhist Riotslink
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Episode 117The Part Music Playslink
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Episode 118Gradual Transition to Monasticismlink
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Episode 119Fear of Telling the Truthlink
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Episode 120Fear of Deathlink
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Episode 121Brain and Mindlink
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Episode 122Calming Down, Panic Attacklink
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Episode 123Mindfulness Without Notinglink
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Episode 124Relaxing in Lifelink
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Episode 125Avoiding Attractionlink
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Episode 126Dealing With Proselytizinglink
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Episode 127Once-returner and Non-returnerlink
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Episode 128Contemplation on Impermanence, Suffering and Non-Selflink
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Episode 129Practicing Satipatthana or Vipassanalink
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Episode 130Social Issueslink
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Episode 131How You See The Buddhalink
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Episode 132Appearance of the Buddhalink
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Episode 133Progressing in Daily Lifelink
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Episode 134Are Asubha Conceptual?link
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Episode 135Fear Upon Losing Awarenesslink
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Episode 136Difference Between Meditation and Prayerlink
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Episode 137Notion of Godlink
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Episode 138Removing Wrong Thoughtslink
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Episode 139Fairy Taleslink
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Episode 140Irregular Heart Beatlink
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Episode 141Accepting Yourselflink
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Episode 142Vipassana Without Momentary Concentrationlink
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Episode 143Mindfulness on a Busy Daylink
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Episode 144Ethics and Agelink
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Episode 145Politicslink
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Episode 146Death vs. Nibbanalink
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Episode 147Progress Against Depressionlink
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Episode 148Experiencing Nibbanalink
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Episode 149Balancing Normal Life and Meditationlink
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Episode 150Unexpected Aspects of Ordinationlink
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Episode 151Is It Good To Give Up?link
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Episode 152Living Without Desireslink
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Episode 153Putting Desires to Uselink
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Episode 154Do Good and Bad Exist?link
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Episode 155Stress in Dreamslink
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Episode 156Uselessness of Everythinglink
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Episode 157Understanding vs. Happinesslink
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Episode 158Impermanence and Nibbanalink
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Episode 159Generating Motivationlink
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Episode 160Benefit of Pacceka Buddhaslink
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Episode 161Do I Have Free Will?link
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Episode 162Removing Anxietylink
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Episode 163Fear of Freedomlink
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Episode 164That Which Has Not Been Experiencedlink
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Episode 165Divorce Conflictlink
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Episode 166Goals in Meditationlink
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Episode 167Not Feeling the Bodylink
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Episode 168Guidance for Enlightened Beingslink
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Episode 169Premarital Ordinationlink
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Episode 170Which Foundation of Mindfulnesslink
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Episode 171Dualism in Quantum Physicslink
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Episode 172Strange Experiences in Meditationlink
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Episode 173Attachment to Becoming a Monklink
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Episode 174Can A Murderer Become Enlightenedlink
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Episode 175Coming to Practice Through Happiness or Sufferinglink
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Episode 176Wisdom, Suffering, and Realitylink
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Episode 177Art in Buddhismlink
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Episode 178What is Real?link
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Episode 179Alcohollink
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Episode 180Realizing You're Wronglink
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Episode 181Motivationlink
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Episode 182Controlling Too Muchlink
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Episode 183Theistic Interruptionlink
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Episode 184Is Nirvana a Place?link
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Episode 185The Switch of Mindfulnesslink
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Episode 186Materialists and Rebirthlink
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Episode 187Is Staying With the Breath Samatha?link
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Episode 188Temporary Enlightenmentlink
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Episode 189Removing Anxiety Completelylink
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Episode 190Point to Unmeditative Life?link
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Episode 191Secular Mindfulnesslink
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Episode 192Choosing Labelslink
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Episode 193Nervousness in Classlink
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Episode 194Finding Truth Withinlink
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Episode 195Choosing One Type of Buddhismlink
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Episode 196Threat of Uglinesslink
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Episode 197Here To Helplink
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Episode 198Transferring Merit, Connecting With Deceasedlink
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Episode 199End of Life Timelink
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Episode 200Alienation Through Meditationlink
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Episode 201Listening Mindfullylink
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Episode 202Yawninglink
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Episode 203Buddhist Astrologylink
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Episode 204Mahasi Sayadaw Bookslink
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Episode 205Finding New Friendslink
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Episode 206Expressing Disapprovallink
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Episode 207Happiness vs. Freedom From Sufferinglink
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Episode 208Teaching in Schoolslink
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Episode 209Wants Vs. Needslink
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Episode 210Becoming More Lovinglink
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Episode 211Falling Overlink
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Episode 212Fear of Romancelink
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Episode 213Do Buddhists Believe in Chi?link
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Episode 214Fearful Thoughtslink
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Episode 215Valid Meditation Objectslink
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Episode 216Pursuing Thoughts Mindfullylink
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Episode 217CombiningMeditationslink
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Episode 218Giving Almslink
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Episode 219A Good Reason to Ordainlink
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Episode 220Multitasking Mindlink
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Episode 221Shrinking the Egolink
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Episode 222Gifts to a Monasterylink
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Episode 223Permission For Spreading Dhammalink
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Episode 224Pain for Enlightened Beingslink
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Episode 225Closing Wordslink
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Episode 226What If Nibbana is False?link
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Episode 227Both Samatha & Vipassanalink
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Episode 228Abhidhamma Pitaka and Vipassanalink
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Episode 229Clairvoyancelink
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Episode 230Cryinglink
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Episode 231Watching Body Vs. Mindlink
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Episode 232Holding On To Realizationslink
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Episode 233A Victim's Satisfaction with Karmalink
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Episode 234Chanda vs. Tanhalink
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Episode 235Joy of Insightlink
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Episode 236Ordination and Familylink
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Episode 237What Brings Happinesslink
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Episode 238Love and Attachmentlink
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Episode 239Joining Other Buddhist Traditionslink
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Episode 240Formally Taking a Teacherlink
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Episode 241Cause of Samsaralink
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Episode 242Walking and Sittinglink
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Episode 243Prior Knowledge of Knowledgelink
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Episode 244Severe Mental Illnesslink
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Episode 245How To Know What is Moral and Immoral?link
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Episode 246What To Do If There is No Teacher Nearby?link
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Episode 247Swallowinglink
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Episode 248Remote Visions of Dying Relativeslink
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Episode 249Scanning and Notinglink
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Episode 250Intentionally Bringing Up Issueslink
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Episode 251Meeting and Interacting With Monasticslink
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Episode 252Working Out Family Issueslink
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Episode 253Meeting With Buddhism Next Lifelink
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Episode 254Keeping Buddhist Holy Dayslink
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Episode 255Genius and Past Liveslink
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Episode 256Cause of Pleasure vs. Painlink
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Episode 257Why Don't We Hear About Enlightened Beings Today?link
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Episode 258Dealing With Complacencylink
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Episode 259Recommended Meditation Methodlink
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Episode 260Forcing Vs. Folllowinglink
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Episode 261Belief in Reincarnation and Nibbanalink
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Episode 262Tolerancelink
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Episode 263Studying Jhanas and Mindfulness Before Vipassanalink
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Episode 264Letting Go of Things That Cause Us Painlink
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Episode 265Low Self-Esteemlink
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Episode 266Friendshiplink
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Episode 267Monastic Discouragementlink
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Episode 268Samatha Meditationlink
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Episode 269Bad Parentslink
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Episode 270Cause of Ignorancelink
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Episode 271Wisdom From a Pleasant Glowlink
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Episode 272Pain and Self-Torturelink
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Episode 273Need For Sleeplink
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Episode 274The Materialistic Pathlink
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Episode 275The Untenable Selflink
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Episode 276Love and Compassionlink
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Episode 277Angry Peoplelink
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Episode 278Contact, Feeling, and Cravinglink
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Episode 279Is Mindfulness Enoughlink
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Episode 280Working Through Guiltlink
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Episode 281Why Am I Attached to Suffering?link
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Episode 282The Body Is Unnaturallink
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Episode 283Balance Between Spirituality and Worldly Pursuitslink
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Episode 284Forcing Vs. Followinglink
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Episode 285Will Meditation Help With Worldly Pursuits?link
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Episode 286Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Meditationlink
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Episode 287Noting in the Headlink
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Episode 288Peripheral Awareness of Thoughtslink
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Episode 289Vipassana Meditation at the Nostrilslink
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Episode 290Does the Mind Have a Genderlink
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Episode 291Ridding Oneself of Songs in the Headlink
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Episode 292Drawing Awareness To A Thoughtlink
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Episode 293Right And Wrong Without Purpose or Valuelink
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Episode 294Should Life Be A Meditation?link
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Episode 295Subvocalizing Experiencelink
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Episode 296Can There Be Desire That Isn't Harmful?link
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Episode 297Do Arahants Know Everything About Reality?link
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Episode 298Communicating With Destructive Parentslink
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Episode 299Fear Of Losslink
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Episode 300Will Meditation Help Diminish The Ego?link
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