Know Your Mind: The Psychological Dimension of Ethics in Buddhism
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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Introduction Is There Such a Thing as Buddhist Psychology?
The First Buddhist Analysts
Analysing the Path to Enlightenment
Whats the Point?
The Nature of the Mind
The Perceptual Situation
A Steady Focus
Forces of Disintegration
Factors of Instability
Conclusion Making the Most of Analysis
Appendix The FiftyOne Mental Events
Notes and References
The Creative Mind at Work
Abhidharma Abhidharmasamuccaya able according actions activity actually arise aspect attachment attitude awareness basis become Bodhisattva body Buddha Buddhist Psychology called clear comes concentration concerned consciousness course Dharma dhyāna direct distinction effect emotions energy Enlightenment ethical example existence experience fact faith feeling five follow four friends function give happens hatred human idea important involved karma kind lack least less living look Mahāyāna matter means meditation mental events mind Mind in Buddhist nature negative object one's oneself pain particular path perceives perception perhaps person physical pleasure positive positive mental possible practice present pure qualities question reality realize realm refers regard represent response result seems sense simply situation skilful someone sometimes sort speak spiritual teaching texts things thought tradition translated understanding unskilful whole wisdom wrong Yeshe Gyaltsen