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OP, personally I think you're being a little bit overly concerned with a word. I would call that clinging.
Usually when people use the term philosophy in regard to Buddha, they are trying to diff… ((more))
A lot of very good discussion here. And a number of very different ideas about what the OP asked at the beginning.
I come from a situation where in 1986 I was introduced to Thai Theravada Buddhis… ((more))
So because of some newspaper articles about the Thai cave trauma, someone has said to me, "See, you were wrong! Thais do pray".
I wish some of you who find this interesting might critique my resp… ((more))