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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
Title variation
Science and philosophy of meditation and enlightenment
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The best-selling author of The Evolution of God philosophically explains how the human mind evolved to channel anxiety, depression, anger and greed and how a healthy practice of Buddhist meditation can promote clarity and alleviate suffering
  • "From one of America' s most brilliant writers, a journey through psychology, philosophy, and lots of meditation to show how Buddhism holds the key to moral clarity and enduring happiness. 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 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. 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 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 hook is the culmination of a personal journey that began with Wright's landmark 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. The result is a story as entertaining as it is illuminating. With the wit, clarity and grace for which Wright is famous, Why Buddhism Is True lays the foundation for a spiritual life in a secular age. 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" --Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wright, Robert
Dewey number
294.3/42
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
BQ4050
LC item number
.W75 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Buddhism
Label
Why Buddhism is true / : The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment, Robert Wright
Instantiates
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 other reasons to meditate -- The alleged nonexistence of your self -- The confirmed nonexistence of your self -- 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) -- Is enlightenment enlightenment? -- So remind me why I should meditate?
Control code
sky288706241
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 321 pages
Isbn
9781439195451
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016041766
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
ab 08/17, jtv 09/17, ab 09/17, ak 11/17, je 08/18
Other physical details
illustrations
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 other reasons to meditate -- The alleged nonexistence of your self -- The confirmed nonexistence of your self -- 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) -- Is enlightenment enlightenment? -- So remind me why I should meditate?
Control code
sky288706241
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 321 pages
Isbn
9781439195451
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016041766
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
ab 08/17, jtv 09/17, ab 09/17, ak 11/17, je 08/18
Other physical details
illustrations

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