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Does survival of life require the eating of life?

Question asked by Jack Newburg. In terms of eating animals: Human beings do not need to consume other sentient beings to survive. In terms of eating life: We need an input of energy to survive. Plants are life. Survival is...

Is smiling and being happy the purpose of living?

Question asked by Jack Newburg. Most people’s idea of happiness is not the purpose of life, in fact not even desirable. Happiness often becomes a craving for many people, adding meaningless things to their life in pursuit of more happiness....

Who will go to hell according to Buddhism?

Question asked by Ab Dou. There is no hell in the Buddhist tradition. According to Buddhist teachings, there are many loka (states of existence) in the universe. It is said one will be born into a particular plane depending of ones accumulated...

Where do your negative thoughts go when you meditate?

Question asked by Amelia Raver. There are no negative thoughts, only thoughts you have labelled as negative. If your negative thoughts are dissolving during meditation, it simply means you have dropped the ‘negative’ label.

How do you live happy without love?

Question asked by Emily Khan. It is impossible to live without love. For love is life itself. Your definition of love is likely incorrect. Love is to just ‘be'. Imagine our planet with no people, so therefore no ideas, no...

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