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  Addiction - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Addiction is a compulsion to repeat a behavior regardless of its consequences.
Addiction is now narrowly defined as "uncontrolled, compulsive use despite harm"; if there is no harm being suffered by, or damage done to, the patient or another party, then clinically it may be considered compulsive, but within this narrow definition it is not categorized as "addiction".
Addictions can theoretically form for any rewarding behavior, or as a habitual means to avoid undesired activity, but typically they only do so to a clinical level in individuals who have emotional, social, or psychological dysfunctions, taking the place of normal positive stimuli not otherwise attained (see Rat Park).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Addiction   (2410 words)

 Zen and Addiction
The plague of addiction is woven into our western lives, and although it bears contemporary societal names such as 'alcohol' or 'drugs' or 'relationship' or 'sex', from a zen viewpoint this is an old story and central to the ancient philosophy and practice of meditation.
Addiction recovery is clearly a spiritual approach to compulsive behavior and one that offers sound teachings about ethical conduct, spiritual mentoring through sponsorship, the values of simple and honest living, the support of a group, prayer and meditation, a place to go when angst out, and a tried and true 'path',or steps, for recovery.
Addiction is a path of hope and awakening when we discover that it highlights our profound confusion about our identity and offers a way to heal both ourselves and the world simultaneously.
www.dharmayoga.org /taizarticles/zenaddiction.htm   (660 words)

 The Five Precepts
This definition points to the objective of Buddhist morality rather than to the practice itself, but it does give us an idea of the underlying philosophy behind the training, as well as how the Buddhist moral precepts should be followed.
Buddhist moral precepts are not commandments imposed by force; they are a course of training willingly undertaken in order to achieve a desired objective.
Buddhist moral precepts are based on the Dhamma, and they reflect such eternal values as compassion, respect, self-restraint, honesty, and wisdom.
www.urbandharma.org /udharma2/5precepts.html   (6600 words)

 Tanha   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
By some Buddhist teachings, attachment, or desire, is a certain type of false belief rooted in the mistaken idea that any given ingested substance or any given physical or social activity has the power in and of itself to induce genuine happiness or well-being.
The generally accepted ancient Buddhist definition of the term "tanha" is a word that is practically interchangeable with some perceptions of the English-language term addiction, except that the Buddhist view of tanha tends to include a far broader range of human activities than medical discussions of addiction tends to include.
Further analysis of certain Buddhist concepts of tanha, based on some Buddhists' belief that all worldly desires tend to be addictive and are counterproductive, points toward another belief that the only escape from all forms of tanha is for the individual to somehow achieve the quenching of all desires.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/tanha   (646 words)

 The Karmic Text: A Buddhist Reading of Jacques Derrida and Paul de Man Reading Walter Benjamin's 'The Task of the ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
It appears that the Buddhist theory may afford a way out of Benjamin's conundrum that is also a way into it, which has up to now escaped even Derrida.
Buddhist psychology, however, has generally rejected the assumption of a center in either sense.
I remain convinced that deconstruction is closer to Buddhist philosophy, despite its absolutist tendency (the tendency to become an absolutist anti-absolutism).
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 BUDDHIST MEDITATION, Systematic and Practical
Buddhist missionaries, aided by the slightly later efforts of Asoka, spread the Dharma even to Macedonia Cyrene, and Epirus, through the states of the Greek-Asiatic successors of the great conqueror.
It is very important to know the precise meaning of Buddhist terminology used in meditation, for three related reasons: so that one may initially understand meditation: so that one's practice progresses without needless obstacles; and, most vital, so that the practice bears good fruits of realization.
There are other definitions of samadhi given in different books, where it is said that it may be a worldly meditation or the same as the dhyanas.
www.geocities.com /Tokyo/Pagoda/3570/05.htm   (18039 words)

 Addiction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Not all doctors do agree on what addiction or dependency is. However, researchers, doctors, and popular literature discuss many addictions, including those to alcohol, tobacco, drugs, gambling, food, and even sex, pornography, computers, work, and shopping / spending.
This suggests that some common food substances, especially chocolate, caffeine, sugar and salt, may have the potential for addiction.
Clinical leaders in recent years have attempted to tailor intervention approaches to specific influences that effect addictive behavior, using therapeutic interviews in an effort to discover factors that led a person to embrace unhealthy, addictive sources of pleasure or relief from pain.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/A/Addiction.htm   (2044 words)

 Addiction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Physical addictions represent a dependency of the body to a substance, and lead to physical withdrawal symptoms in its absence.
Physical addictions require an addictive substance in order to form.
Psychological addictions can theoretically form for any rewarding behavior, but typically only do so in individuals with emotional, social, or psychological dysfunctions, taking the place of normal positive stimuli not otherwise attained.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/addiction   (1731 words)

 Definition of terms used statistics of Buddhist Organizations in Australia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Definition of terms used statistics of Buddhist Organizations in Australia.
For example: the Buddhist Council of NSW is a central information centre that handles inquiries from the Government authorities and the general public.
Buddhist Social Work: This is the application of Buddhist practice within the wider community.
www.buddhanet.net /aus_dir/badstats2.htm   (329 words)

 Fundamentals of Buddhism
Thus, when the Buddhist scriptures speak of persons, or even of the rebirth of persons, this is done only for the sake of easier understanding, and is not to be taken in the sense of ultimate truth.
The Buddhist doctrine of rebirth — which is really the same as the law of causality extended to the mental and moral domain — has nothing whatever to do with the brahman doctrine of reincarnation, or transmigration.
In Buddhist countries it is therefore the custom to recall to the dying man's memory the good actions performed by him, in order to rouse in him a happy and pure kammical state of mind, as a preparation for a favorable rebirth.
www.accesstoinsight.org /lib/authors/nyanatiloka/wheel394.html   (17438 words)

 Quotations Collected by David Conner
Or, like Buddhist thinkers of many periods—and like Wieman, too—one may find in the very conditions of contingency a religious significance that informs the whole quality of life as lived.
must be awarded not definitely to particular actions but on a general survey of the person's whole life, and he easily persuades himself that, whatever may have been his peccadilloes, there will be a balance in his favor at the last.
The sole quality in these punishments which might seem calculated to make them efficacious, their overpowering magnitude, is itself a reason why nobody (except a hypochondriac here and there) ever really believes that he [or she] is in any very serious danger of incurring them.
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 Buddhist Economics
Buddhists often tend to disregard economics completely, because the monastic way of life idealized by Buddhism is economically very minimalist.
Of all the reasons for compiling a treatise in Buddhist economics, the most pressing reason Buddhists have to sit up and take notice of economic issues is because if we don't, abuse of economic principles will continue to escalate conflict in the world.
Buddhists define 'need' as clothing enough to protect oneself from heat and cold, food to stave off hunger, shelter to protect us from the elements and medical care to treat us when we are ill (as mentioned in the verses of the Buddhist monk's recollection [M.i.10, Nd.496]).
www.urbandharma.org /udharma5/buddhisteco.html   (9938 words)

We need to realise that addiction is usually a result of underlying problems/frustrations; it is no secret that addiction and depression often go hand in hand, so apart from the physycal addiction there is usually a lot of healing needed.
Several people have tried to adapt the 12-step program for Buddhists (as the traditional 12-step program was strongly formulated in terms of a belief in God), this one from Lion's Roar Dharma Center.
Addiction to alcohol and drugs are simply forms of strong craving; they destroy the addict and the surroundings.
buddhism.kalachakranet.org /attachment.html   (3066 words)

 An Outline Of The Buddhist Schools
In the Theravada scriptures the Buddhist view of man is delineated as a picture of the first teachings and gives a view of the mind as contaminated by three fundamental poisons, which need correcting in order to reach a higher state of spiritual perfection.
Indeed, to the Buddhist, the three poisons are regarded as three drugs to which we are pretty helplessly addicted.
And that Buddhist teachings comprise a form of medicine or antidote to such addiction.
www.homeoint.org /morrell/buddhism/outline.htm   (2219 words)

 sarpashana   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Sarpashana was known as the Buddhist Alcohol Study Group when it began in the mid-1980s in Boulder, and was for members dealing with alcoholism or alcohol-related problems.
This will be a study group for sangha members and all those interested in relating their path of meditation and dharma studies to their alcohol or other addictions and recovery.
Addiction produces a kind of false pride and we are consumed with ego-arrogance.
www.tucsonshambhala.org /sarpashana.html   (305 words)

 Carisoprodol Watson
As with all benzodiazepines, diazepam aspirin carisoprodol codeine can cause an addiction when used for a long time, especially when the doses are large.
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Half of all patients diagnosed as alcoholic are born into families where alcohol is used heavily, carisoprodol line suggesting that familiar influence, genetic factors, or more likely both, play a role in the development of addiction.
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 Online Ultram
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 Make Money
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 Journal of Religion & Film: Buddhism, Christianity, and The Matrix: the Dialectic of Myth-Making in Contemprary ...
She delineates four criteria of myth with respect to form (narrative of sacred origin), content (cosmogonic in terms of cultural origin or existential condition), function (model for human activity), and context (in the sense that myth provides "the ideological content for a sacred form of behavior").
That is, Western and Buddhist "idealism" emphasizes that every "object" is significantly altered by our perception and understanding; we know it second-hand as idea and we cannot know it before it is so transformed.
In addition to the mesmerizing action scenes, it may well be that this implicit skepticism toward "institutional" control explains the popularity of this film for young adults.
www.unomaha.edu /jrf/thematrix.htm   (3865 words)

 What is a Cult? The mind control process in the FWBO.
Meditation is somewhat dependent on its context, and in Buddhist teaching, meditation practice is accompanied by the observance of ethical precepts.
This mutuality of respect is exemplified within the Buddhist tradition by, for example, the Zen saying, or koan, that the only difference between a Zen Master and an ordinary person is that the Zen Master knows that there is no difference and the ordinary person doesn't.
Even if, with the support and understanding of family and friends, they manage to free themselves from the after effects of cult involvement, a potential critic is then faced with the difficulty that any allegations concerning such matters as undue influence or mind control are by their nature somewhat abstruse and very hard to prove.
www.ex-cult.org /fwbo/fwbosection2.htm   (8998 words)

 ACLS: Collaborative Research Network
Nevertheless, with their identification of being valley dweller, sedentary community, wet rice grower, devout Buddhist, and recognition in official Thai history as people with nation-state of their own, this Laotian enclave has been able to co-exist nicely with the larger lowland Thai.
In the situation of highly competitive resource access and widespread drug addiction, the Khamu have been further marginalized and stigmatized with the imposed construction of their past identification.
The valley identification of Lao Puan is attached to the civilized images of wet-rice cultivator, sedentary village, Buddhist and having nation state of their own.
www.acls.org /crn/network/meetings_nyc_wittayapak.htm   (2273 words)

 Destroy Your Addiction In 7 Days Or Less...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
You'll learn why the word addiction forms a prison with no key and how you can use a two-word concept that creates a 360-degree shift in how you think about your life.
Why the saying “addiction is a disease” is a complete myth that robs you of your greatest hidden strength.
But the big breakthroughs happen when you learn how to dissolve all of the under-lying issues that are the contributing factors to your challenging habit.
www.StopTheAddiction.com   (2856 words)

 Buddhist terms and concepts - Internet-Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Several Buddhist terms and concepts lack direct translations into English that cover the breadth of the original term.
Below are given a number of important Buddhist terms, short definitions, and the languages in which they appear.
Languages and traditions dealt with here: Chinese, English, Pāli; (Theravada), Sanskrit (or Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit) (primarily Mahayana), Tibetan (Vajrayana), Korean, Japanese ((Zen)), Thai (Theravada).
www.internet-encyclopedia.com /ie/b/bu/buddhist_terms_and_concepts.html   (1157 words)

I also feel very strongly that addiction is a universal problem.
conceptual model and because it was a socially acceptable addiction.
Buddhist psychology, addiction to thought is seen as a
online.sfsu.edu /~rone/Buddhism/FivePrecepts/addicted.html   (2288 words)

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But what about help for pastors and their families who are hurting in some way-whether they’ve been forced out of the ministry, are recovering from an addiction, need help in their marriages, or need a mentor?
1109AD) is credited with this definition as part of his contribution to the growing emphasis on merging reason with faith.
This definition helped shape theological study and discourse from the 12th century forward.
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 Off Shore Zoloft
And an arguement could be made for the Constitution Act(1982)which finally removed the right for appeal to the British Privy Council for criminal cases.
Other views, such as the those summarized free zoloft in Buddhist concept of tanha, suggest trivial attachments are at the root of much human suffering.
Matt Stan 19:24, 10 Mar 2004 (UTC) An interesting idea, though I strongly doubt that physics would use a different definition of online zoloft alcohol than chemistry (which as every physicist knows is just sub-field of physics).
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 NFC: Nevermind Anniversary
Kurt Cobain: I mean there is definitely no big million dollar investment, in, in promotion behind this record at all, it's totally organic, and it just happened.
There's the textbook Buddhist definition, you know freedom from pain and suffering in the external worlds.
At the same time I think it's quite hard for a band to describe themselves because they're probably the last people to realise what their influences are and who they ripped off.
www.nirvanaclub.com /facts/nevermind   (4315 words)

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