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The Resource Why Buddhism is true : the science and philosophy of meditation and enlightenment, Robert Wright

Why Buddhism is true : the science and philosophy of meditation and enlightenment, Robert Wright

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Why Buddhism is true : the science and philosophy of meditation and enlightenment
Title
Why Buddhism is true
Title remainder
the science and philosophy of meditation and enlightenment
Statement of responsibility
Robert Wright
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At the heart of Buddhism is a simple claim: The reason we suffer--and the reason we make other people suffer--is that we don't see the world clearly. At the heart of Buddhist meditative practice is a radical promise: we can learn to see the world, including ourselves, more clearly, and so gain a deep and morally valid happiness. Robert Wright not only shows how taking this promise seriously can change your life--how it can loosen the grip of anxiety, regret, and hatred--but also how it can deepen your appreciation of beauty and of other people. Drawing on the latest in neuroscience and psychology, Wright explains why the path toward truth and the path toward happiness are the same path. In the light of modern science, both the Buddhist diagnosis and the Buddhist prescription make a whole new kind of sense. This book is the culmination of a personal journey that began with Wright's book on evolutionary psychology, The Moral Animal, and deepened as he immersed himself in meditative practice and conversed with some of the world's most skilled meditators. It shows how, in a time of technological distraction and social division, we can save ourselves from ourselves, both as individuals and as a species
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
294.3/42
Index
index present
LC call number
BQ4050
LC item number
.W75 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Why Buddhism is true : the science and philosophy of meditation and enlightenment, Robert Wright
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"August 2017"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-311) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Taking the red pill -- Paradoxes of meditation -- When are feelings illusions? -- Bliss, ecstasy, and more important reasons to meditate -- The alleged nonexistence of your self -- Your CEO is MIA -- The mental modules that run your life -- How thoughts think themselves -- "Self" control -- Encounters with the formless -- The upside of emptiness -- A weedless world -- Like, wow, everything is one (at most) -- Nirvana in a nutshell -- Is enlightenment enlightening? -- Meditation and the unseen order -- Appendix: A list of Buddhist truths
Control code
ocn989810980
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 321 pages
Isbn
9781439195451
Lccn
2016041766
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)989810980
Label
Why Buddhism is true : the science and philosophy of meditation and enlightenment, Robert Wright
Publication
Note
"August 2017"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-311) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Taking the red pill -- Paradoxes of meditation -- When are feelings illusions? -- Bliss, ecstasy, and more important reasons to meditate -- The alleged nonexistence of your self -- Your CEO is MIA -- The mental modules that run your life -- How thoughts think themselves -- "Self" control -- Encounters with the formless -- The upside of emptiness -- A weedless world -- Like, wow, everything is one (at most) -- Nirvana in a nutshell -- Is enlightenment enlightening? -- Meditation and the unseen order -- Appendix: A list of Buddhist truths
Control code
ocn989810980
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 321 pages
Isbn
9781439195451
Lccn
2016041766
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)989810980

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