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The link above leads to an article written by Jason about cravings. He asserts that the origination of suffering is the craving that makes for "further becoming", the craving for sensual pleasures, and the craving for "non-becoming". I know that's a fact according to Buddhism, but I don't really understand what craving for "further becoming" and craving for "non-becoming" are.
First of all, aren't they kind of the same thing? If you crave to be brought together with a certain type of experience (i.e. being thin) isn't that the same thing as wanting to brought apart from another type of experience (i.e. being fat)? Also, I've read that "non-becoming" actually means non-existence. Is that correct?
Furthermore, do you agree that being attached to things, people, and views means "to give them unrealistic attributes, to perceive them as being able to give us everlasting happiness and to see them as unchanging forms"?
I'm a new Buddhist so I'd appreciate any input.