Reply To: Free will in buddhism


Siebe said: “I only want to share the experience that craving, greed, urge can be very very strong and hard to resist.”

Of course. that is the key issue.

One cannot make progress without overcoming these cravings. This why the Buddha said: “Strive as hard as you can”. Results do not come automatically. One has to work at it.

However, it is also essential learn Dhamma so that one understands the MAIN REASON for getting rid of those cravings: The hidden dangers in them. When one sees the dangers, one will be motivated to overcome cravings. Again, it is a step-by-step process.