Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Addiction, Buddhist Definition of

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This article reads like a personal essay that attempts to support an undergrad's original research by referring to Buddhist philosophy. The essence of this page is a table of concepts apparently original to ScottPerry that claims to be "An overlay of the Buddhist model of addiction onto the most commonly accepted Western world-view". The overlay incorrectly represents "the most commonly accepted Western world-view", especially in the context of addiction medicine, and misrepresents by omission how Buddhist philosophy has significantly influenced western behavioral medicine. The article does not support claims that anything is "the" Bhuddist definition. If the article cited some published sources that are used in actual Buddhist schools of teaching (not Buddhists schools of "thought"), it would begin to be an accurate assessment. Otherwise, it is one person's point of view about how their individual understanding of Buddhism offers what they see as a better approach to the idea of addiction than does their perception of "western" approaches. The sole source cited to support this essay is another on-line personal essay, the author of which admits was written "partly for my own pleasure". In as much as the article accurately summarizes Buddhist approaches, it could stand as a subsection of the addiction article. Whatever is not rooted in other Buddhist sources can be published in a forum more suited for personal essays. Torrid 17:56, 20 Apr 2004 (UTC)

  • Delete Torrid 17:56, 20 Apr 2004 (UTC)
  • Merge with addiction and/or Buddhism and delete. Postdlf 22:23 20 Apr 2004 (UTC)
  • Delete: original research, so don't merge w/ Buddhism or addiction. BTW the "add to this debate" link above is broken. Wile E. Heresiarch 21:06, 21 Apr 2004 (UTC)