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As per buddism, how is it possible to leave behind my obsession with drugs?

The fifth precept explains about this subject. If an individual is addicted to alcohol, it does not yield any positive results. It leads to an unstable mind, giving up on goals, wasting time, ...
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How does one reconcile anatta with locus-of-control?

In general, comparative philosophy is not the most productive way to engage with Buddhism. I like how Chogyam Trungpa explained it: when you come to another country, if you really want to understand ...
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How does one reconcile anatta with locus-of-control?

An internal or external locus of control, I think, are adaptation mechanisms. They evolved to help us adapt to our environment. As mentioned, a strong internal locus would motivate a person to put in ...
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How does one reconcile anatta with locus-of-control?

Let's look at "locus of control" in the context of "giving". The Buddha said this about giving in his definition of one kind of right view: MN117:7.1: And what is right view that ...
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How does one reconcile anatta with locus-of-control?

The locus of control looses its ability to control. Therefore is not worth calling self, therefore locus of control is Anatta. However if the locus of control is found or experienced then it should be ...
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How does one reconcile anatta with locus-of-control?

The Buddhist Noble Eightfold Path comprises of Three Trainings: Ethical Conduct Concentration Wisdom that ends suffering, which includes the realisation of Anatta. In respect to ordinary daily/...
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Why would form not lead to affliction, if it were self?

You say if it were self. If body were self then what would happen? If body were self then I would hold on to it because my body does not go against me. I want to stand and my body stands. But the ...
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Why would form not lead to affliction, if it were self?

My understanding is that formal logic is based on definitions or Axioms. All Athenians are liars Mike is an Athenian Therefore Mike is a liar Whether the axioms are wisely-chosen is a different ...
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Why would form not lead to affliction, if it were self?

Self is the sense of "I am". SN 22.59 defines self as: "This is mine, I am this, this is my self". These assumptions of self imply a permanence or definitiveness. Since anything ...
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Why would form not lead to affliction, if it were self?

Look at it in below order. 1) Level 1 (form) Self: here self mean, you. You can control you, like if you want to raise your hands, you can do it. It means if something is you, you can control it.( ...
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