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The study of general and fundamental problems, such as those connected with reality, existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind and language. It can also be a theory or attitude that acts as a guiding principle for behaviour.

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impossibility of knowing. Interestingly the Greek skeptics could have been influenced by Eastern philosophy through figures such as Pyrrho. So Cārvāka might have also influence the Western philosophical … tradition either directly or perhaps via transmission through Buddhism. Just as an aside I've written a bit more on the influence of Buddhism on Western philosophy here. Also this question goes more …
answered Sep 12 '14 by Crab Bucket
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I appreciate that religion can be many things but I want to consider the more soteriological aspects of religion. If we can take as a premise that religions including Buddhism have a strong concern ab …
asked Nov 29 '14 by Crab Bucket
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Buddhist philosophy and if so how would my examples fit into those categories. I'm interested in answers from any tradition but I suspect that there might be some kind of list of craving within …
asked Nov 15 '14 by Crab Bucket
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Even though emptiness (Śūnyatā) seems like it should just be one thing (concept/experinece/realisation) does it in fact have different types? Can it be categorised in any way? I know Buddhism is very …
asked Sep 28 '14 by Crab Bucket
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It's possibly worth adding to this that although the Theravadan school states that once a being is an Arhat they can't regress this wasn't a universal view within the early Buddhist schools. Both the …
answered Sep 21 '14 by Crab Bucket
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I'm reading Rob Burbea's book Seeing That Frees. The book is about ways of working with emptiness. In the book he says that things lack inherent existence. I'm fairly sure this isnt the same as not be …
asked May 17 '15 by Crab Bucket
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A teacher of mine once said that there are two kinds of people who follow the dharma People who have seen through things already and had a level of insight People who just weren't very good at livin …
answered Feb 28 by Crab Bucket
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This question refers to "Buddhist Modernism" however I'm not sure what it is. It is a term that I have heard crop up in a few other places. Is it a reformation movement within Buddhism? If so what is …
asked Oct 4 '14 by Crab Bucket
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Apparently it wasn't the Buddha - it was A. J. Muste. The American Dictionary of Quotations ascribes “There is no way to peace. Peace is the way” to a piece by Muste in the New York Times da …
answered May 21 '16 by Crab Bucket
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My understanding of dependent origination is that it asserts that all things are empty of inherent existence. On an intellectual level I can appreciate and accept this however I struggle when it comes …
asked Sep 1 '15 by Crab Bucket
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I would say compatible. There is a significant Secular Buddhism movement based on agnostic, humanist and skeptical values. Stephen Batchelor is a notable proponent of this school for instance in his b …
answered Jul 8 '14 by Crab Bucket
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. Buddhism is not a religion based on this definition Any specific system belief or worship, often involving a code of ethics and a philosophy Websters New World Dictionary Buddhism is a … philosophies/religions. Confucianism was considered a religion a few decades ago whereas now it is definitely seen as a philosophy (Jared Diamond again). Shintoism is simliar in the grey area. Going further …
answered Jun 28 '14 by Crab Bucket
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Considering the 5 skandas of Form Feeling Perception Volition Consciousness I was told during a study group once that this was only one of many possible formulations of the skandas and other group …
asked Mar 9 '15 by Crab Bucket
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Can someone help me out with the relationship between Tathāgatagarbha and Buddha Nature. The way that Tathāgatagarbha was described to me was it's like someone finding an amazing jewel in a great heap …
asked Aug 1 '15 by Crab Bucket
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I'm familiar with the concept of the middle way and how Buddhism is neither Eternalism nor Nihilism. Not being Eternalism seems straightforward to me - all things are impermanent. However Buddhism not …
asked Jul 21 '14 by Crab Bucket

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