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Felspar replied to Michael Hunter's discussion Just Curious... in the group Atheist Buddhists
"I come to this forum as an atheist interested in Buddhism (I not a practising buddhist), and would be very interested to hear your perspective. From my reading, I find that many of the propositions of buddhism seem to hang together (though [see my…"
Jan 29, 2011
Felspar replied to Felspar's discussion "Craving an illusion" vs "Acting to change" in the group Atheist Buddhists
"Sorry for the delay in replying... Could you explain in non-buddhist terminology why 'craving' is regarded as fatal? The reason I ask is that common sense says to me that some cravings (e.g. for water, if I am thirsty, or food if I am…"
Dec 5, 2010
James M. Martin replied to Felspar's discussion "Craving an illusion" vs "Acting to change" in the group Atheist Buddhists
"Reminder: Craving is one of the five kleshas that inhibit and in extreme cases deny enlightenment. I always speak of them as the four kleshas, since I think of craving (raga) as the twin klesha of abhorrence or rejection (dvesha). Either is fatal."
Oct 18, 2010
John Loq replied to Felspar's discussion "Craving an illusion" vs "Acting to change" in the group Atheist Buddhists
"This site is wonderful. Many intelligent discussions. I detest Face Book. For the life of me I can not see why anyone could be interested in anything on that site. Shallow is not a strong enough word for Face Book."
Oct 17, 2010
Felspar replied to Felspar's discussion "Craving an illusion" vs "Acting to change" in the group Atheist Buddhists
"Hiram, many thanks for your reply; logical is definitely what we ought to be in this discussion. Before going any further, I want to be clear about the discussion I am interested in having. It's about three things; Getting clarification about…"
Oct 17, 2010
John Loq replied to Felspar's discussion "Craving an illusion" vs "Acting to change" in the group Atheist Buddhists
"I really enjoyed your discussion"
Oct 16, 2010
Hiram replied to Felspar's discussion "Craving an illusion" vs "Acting to change" in the group Atheist Buddhists
"You say: Where I have trouble is with the apparent lack of acknowledgement of 'agency' on the part of the 'craver'. If I understand you correctly, you are struggling to understand the doctrine of anatta, or no-self, non-being.…"
Oct 16, 2010
Felspar added a discussion to the group Atheist Buddhists
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"Craving an illusion" vs "Acting to change"

The idea that suffering is caused by 'craving an illusion' is one of the core propositions of buddhism. I'd like to dissect this with the help of this discussion group.I have always found the selection of the word 'craving' to be interesting and worthy of discussion. To quote a dictionary "A consuming desire; a yearning.". Stephen Batchelor sums this up in his interesting but over-compressed 'Buddhism without beliefs' as 'Craving for life to be other than it is.' To expand 'A consuming desire…See More
Oct 16, 2010
Felspar joined Irreverend Mike's group
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Atheist Buddhists

A place for those who consider themselves Atheist Buddhists, or those who simply don't see this as a contradiction in terms.
Oct 16, 2010
Felspar is now a member of Atheist Nexus
Oct 9, 2010

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At 4:53am on October 10, 2010, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
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