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What is the difference between destruction of craving and cessation of craving?

According to Sanskrit dictionary, the two words have different connotations that I think are important for correct understanding of Buddhist doctrine. Pali kkhaya or Sanskrit kṣayā (kshaya) means &...
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Will I be reindividualised after death?

Will I be reindividualised after death? Perhaps the answer depends on whether you are "individualized" now? In this answer, Yuttadhammo Bhikkhu wrote (emphasis mine), I've talked about the ...
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Is smoking tobacco acceptable in any school of Buddhism?

Is smoking tobacco acceptable in any school of Buddhism? I read that smoking is done. The Broken Buddha includes these (and other) references to smoking. No Sri Lankan monk would dare to smoke ...
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Is craving unskilful because it fuels craving?

Generally speaking, I think you're right. Ānanda, when one dwells contemplating gratification in things that can be clung to, craving increases. With craving as condition, [the rest of D.O. chain] ...
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What Buddha's techniques I can use to uproot deep craving for a woman's love?

First, know that you are not alone. Nearly every person experiences something like this to varying degrees and intensity at some points in time. Second, realize that this has nothing to do with her. ...
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How does craving cause self-identity or self-habit?

It's kind of complex and would take a long time to explain in full details, but here's a simplified version: There's a chain of reifications leading from craving to selfish action to self. This is ...
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What does craving feel like?

For me, craving is obsessive imagination and cyclical replay of a momentary situation in which a key sign of the desirable object is reconstructed by the mind and the sanna (perception or recognition) ...
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Craving vs Interest

You can have interest (Chanda) without craving. It is craving one should abandon. More particularly your reaction to different feeling (pleasant, unpleasant, neutral) with unwholesome mental states (...
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Nature of Craving in Charm and Impressing Others

What type(s) of attachment(s) are involved? This is carving arising due to self-view. There are 18 internal and external views across past, present and future making a total of 108 views of self ...
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Objectification in Buddhism

Thanissaro Bhikkhu equates papanca with objectification: https://www.dhammatalks.org/Archive/Writings/CrossIndexed/Uncollected/MiscEssays/ArrowsThinking.pdf https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/...
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How does the craving lead to lust, hatred and delusion?

Whatever experience we get used to and grow comfortable in -- with that we identify, to that we attach. Then anything that looks like it could help us get that experience again -- seems good to us, ...
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What do ethical conduct (sila) and compassion have to do with the cessation of dukkha?

Kimattha Sutta (AN 11.1) explains the relationship of skillful virtues (sila) to Nibbana: Ven. Ananda asked: “What is the purpose of skillful virtues? What is their reward?” The Buddha's ...
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What do ethical conduct (sila) and compassion have to do with the cessation of dukkha?

Dukkha comes not just from craving, but from unsatisfied craving, in other words from inner conflict between "is" and "should". Sila, Prajna, and Samadhi are three methods to remove and prevent that ...
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Difference between desire (chanda) and craving (tanha)?

Chanda is acceptation to do something to an object. However, it is not decision (adhimokkha), or attachment (taṇhā). In vinaya pitaka, it often use as "agreement" (i.e.). There are: Unwholesome ...
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Sensual Pleasures and their removal (MN 19 & MN 75)

There is a sutta where the Buddha says that until he experienced piti during meditation; his mind was still capable of returning to thoughts of sensual pleasure. This said, starting the path ...
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Sensual Desire & their gradual cessation

My teacher always said, reality is your interpretation, you are in control of your perspective. Buddha said, you should be in control of your perception enough to be able to see repulsive in the ...
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How could craving be the habit of reification?

Reification is simpistic naive superficial perception. It's a generalization of the same problem that children have with toys. A child sees a new shiny toy and because he does not think deeply, ...
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What prevents us from attaining Nibbana?

It's a "false dichotomy" to ask, "Is it this or that?" -- because it's both: they're related. Given the "three poisons" (ignorance, desire, and aversion) I think that ignorance is described as the "...
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Is there such a thing as craving for enlightenment and would it be unwholesome?

A strong craving (Taṇhā) for enlightenment would not get you there as it is unwholesome. You need some desire or motivation (Chanda) to get to enlightenment. But when you get there this desire is ...
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Craving vs Interest

Interest in a topic can be craving (tanha). One of the six senses is the intellect and ideas are the sense-objects for the intellect. If a certain idea gives you pleasure, then you may be craving and ...
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Are Habits a Kind of Attachment?

Kilesa has a residual impression which is called vāsanā which even arhats (other than the Buddha) have. Only a Buddha eliminates that. This is what drives habits. Many habits are reflexive and there ...
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What Buddha's techniques I can use to uproot deep craving for a woman's love?

I also had a girl that I loved so much and her presence is always on my mind till now .Its actually not a problem ,its beautiful ,because her idea in my mind was actually a discovery of myself ,her ...
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how to eradicate past smaskaras

Ven.Yuttadhammo bhikkhu has given you proper advice. Being true to monkhood is being rooted and grounded in a Life of celibacy. The benefits of celibacy (sexual abstinence) are obviously not widely ...
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Is smoking tobacco acceptable in any school of Buddhism?

Obviously, smoking is not compatible with the Noble Eightfold Path. In Asian Buddhist countries, the majority of monks serve a social/cultural purpose & therefore do not practise the (entire) ...
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Food and other cravings, and guarding the senses

I feel like concentrating on impermanence and on the disadvantages, in the midst of an emotion, works not as effective. Yes, that's because what impermanence is not the one and only thing which ...
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Does craving include basic survival drives like hunger, thirst, reproduction?

Hunger is not "craving" (tanha, technical Buddhist term). Craving is basically when you are in whatever state you are (let's call that X) and you imagine (visualize) some other state Y. And then you ...
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Will I be reindividualised after death?

"Will I be reindividualised after death?" If craving is present, you will. If craving is not present, you will not. "Should I give up the desire for food and water in order to stop my rebirth?"...
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Can we define craving without mentioning self?

An example is there in the paticca-samuppada itself. Vedana Paccaya Tanha Feeling gives rise to craving. So in reality there's no "I like icecream". It should be liking arises due to taste ...
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