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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
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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. In this pathbreaking book, Robert Wright shows how taking this promise seriously can change your life -- how it can loosen the grip of anxiety, regret, and hatred, and how it can deepen your appreciation of beauty and of other people. He also shows why this transformation works, Drawing on the latest in neuroscience and psychology, and armed with an acute understanding of human evolution, Wright explains why the path toward truth and the path toward happiness are one and the same
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1957-
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Wright, Robert
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Buddhism
  • Meditation
Target audience
adult
Label
Why Buddhism is true : the science and philosophy of meditation and enlightenment, Robert Wright
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
p2251150566
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster paperback edition.
Extent
xiv, 321 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781439195468
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Label
Why Buddhism is true : the science and philosophy of meditation and enlightenment, Robert Wright
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
p2251150566
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster paperback edition.
Extent
xiv, 321 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781439195468
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n

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