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Buddhist Psychology [Kindle Edition]

Caroline Brazier
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Western therapeutic approaches have often put considerable emphasis on building self-esteem and enhancing a positive sense of self. This book challenges the assumption behind this approach. Most of us protect ourselves against being fully alive. Because we fear loss and pain, we escape by withdrawing from experiences and distracting ourselves with amusements. We fall into habitual ways of acting and limit our experience to the familiar. We create an identity which we think of as a 'self', and in so doing imprison our life-energy. For 2500 years Buddhism has developed an understanding of the way that we can easily fall into a deluded view. It has shown how the mind clings to false perceptions and tries to create permanence out of an ever changing world. Written by a practising therapist and committed Buddhist, this book explores the practical relevance of Buddhist teachings on psychology to our everyday experience. By letting go of our attachment to self, we open ourselves to full engagement with life and with others. We step out of our self-made prison.


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Stimulating and provocative... definitely worth reading whatever one's Buddhist affiliation. (Ros Oliver View)

'Shows a deep and humanistic understanding of Buddhist psychology.' (Joy Manne Self and Society)

Book Description

Buddhist Psychology explores the practical relevance of Buddhist teachings on psychology to our everyday experience. By letting go of our attachment to self, we open ourselves to full engagement with life and with others. We step out of our self-made prison.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 945 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Robinson (20 Aug. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008VSY9DM
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #421,007 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enlightenment has never been easier 6 Nov. 2003
By C. H.
Format:Paperback
I have always been interested both in psychology and buddhism and was positively surprised to find both reunited and compared in one book. Caroline Brazier explores the innermost recesses of our minds as have been researched by both disciplines and the outcome is satisfactory. No new age mumbo-jumbo and all the sanskrit terms are thoroughly explained. Very inspiring. Very enlightening.
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5.0 out of 5 stars educational inspirational 19 Oct. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
best book I have read on the subject
changed my life
changed my wife
changed my diet
changed my shirt
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars does it for me 30 Nov. 2006
Format:Paperback
This is a good book if you have never read any Buddhisn before or have tried to read and have been a bit lost off. Loads of 'oh wow man' moments in it for me. Read it a couple of years ago set me off on a lot of extra reading but remains a fundamental eye opener for those who will consider other possibilities. Just buy it, read it, then think about it. If you are not a more enlightened person at least to the tune of the purchase cost i will be amazed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent read 24 April 2007
Format:Paperback
One of the best overviews of Buddhist Psychology I've read. The author explains Buddhist theory in a very accessible way, with examples from everyday life. The book explains the Skandha cycle wonderfully and there is a fascinating chapter on The Ant Hill sutra, which is a dream that came to one of the Buddha's followers and was interpreted by the Buddha. An excellent read which will appeal to both people on the Buddhist path and to those interested in deepening their understanding of human behaviour.
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