Hi all,

Just for clarification,this Discovering Buddha's Teachings forum is for beginners to Buddhism to investigate basic information relating to the core teachings of the historical Buddha in the Pali Canon - and to ask questions to our Buddhist practitioners which relate to those teachings.

In general, it is not intended as a debating forum, nor as an area for posting complex teachings, nor for material from the later Mahayana/Vajrayana traditions.

Questions about the content of individual Pali Canon suttas can be asked in our Sutta Studies forum.

Please try to ask no more than two questions to the group in each of your topics .

Any questions about family relationships and daily life are best asked in our more recent "Daily Life" forum.

Many thanks.

With kind regards,