Living Being; 1 Definition(s)
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General definition (in Buddhism)
Living Being.—The Buddha taught that there is no soul, no essential and permanent core to a living being. Instead, that which we call a living being, human or other, can be seen to be but a temporary coming together of many activities and parts - when complete it is called a living being, but after the parts separate and the activities cease it is not called a living being anymore.(Source): BuddhaSasana: What is Buddhism? - book cover What is Buddhism?
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A Discourse on Paticcasamuppada (by Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw)
Chapter 11 - Bhikkhuni Vajira < [Part 9]
Chapter 1 - Importance Of The Doctrine < [Part 1]
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Part 1 - Required conditions for murder < [Section I.1 - Abstaining from murder]
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Isha Upanishad (by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada)
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 1 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
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Manusmriti with the Commentary of Medhatithi (by Ganganatha Jha)