Know Your Mind: The Psychological Dimension of Ethics in Buddhism

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Windhorse Publications, 1998 - Philosophy - 291 pages
An accessible introduction to the traditional Buddhist psychology of the Abhidharma which offers a clear description of the nature of the mind and how it functions and explores the part we play in creating our own suffering and happiness.
 

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Contents

Editors Preface
1
Introduction Is There Such a Thing as Buddhist Psychology?
3
The First Buddhist Analysts
9
Analysing the Path to Enlightenment
25
Whats the Point?
37
The Nature of the Mind
51
The Perceptual Situation
71
A Steady Focus
101
Forces of Disintegration
157
Factors of Instability
205
Unclassifiable Mind
245
Conclusion Making the Most of Analysis
251
Appendix The FiftyOne Mental Events
259
Notes and References
261
Further Reading
273
Index
277

The Creative Mind at Work
117

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About the author (1998)

A respected translator and author of over fifty books, Sangharakshita began studying BUddhism at the age of 16. After 20 years studying in India he returned to England and set up the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order which has over 65 centres worldwide, including the USA.

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