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Know Your Mind: Psychological Dimension of Ethics in Buddhism [Paperback]

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9 Oct 1998
Offering a description of the nature of mind and how it functions, this introduction to traditional Buddhist psychology guides readers through the Abhidharma classification of positive and negative mental states. The author was born in England, travelled to India as a young man, was ordained as a Buddhist monk, and has been writing about and teaching Buddhism for more than four decades. In this book he explores the part individuals play in creating their own suffering and happiness, describes the relationship of the mind to karma and rebirth, and stresses the ethical, 'other-regarding' nature of Buddhist psychology.

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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Windhorse Publications (9 Oct 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0904766799
  • ISBN-13: 978-0904766790
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.6 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 84,604 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A respected translator and author of over fifty books, Sangharakshita began studying BUddhism at the age of 16. After 20 years studying in India he returned to England and set up the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order which has over 65 centres worldwide, including the USA.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Know Your Mind 7 Jun 2007
This is a very good book about the understanding of mind in Buddhism. It goes very well into the Abhidhamma list of the 51 mental events, giving oneself a deep understanding of ones perception, how it is perceiving, the perceived and how in this way ones perception is tainted or veiled.

With this as a basic which is a very expansive read the text goes further in the ethical dimensions of the mind and its functions/reactions and creative ways of dealing, offering a perspective and a path to shift and change ones perception and actions. Exploring positive and negative mental events, naming them in order to bring that change about.

When I first read this book I realised that it had explanations that I had been looking for for a long time. Since then I read and studied it many times, often getting back to it as well as my notes I made from exploring it.

This book is not just for reading but to inspire the transforming practice of the Buddha Dharma.

Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive Guide to Buddhist Teachings on the Mind 28 Dec 2013
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To many of us the workings of our minds are a mystery. In this book Sangharakshita leads us through an examination of the state we're likely to find our mind in. Knowing what to look for means we won't be surprised at the tricks our minds can try to pull. This book makes what could be a challenging trip through the Buddhist teachings on the mind into an exciting voyage of discovery within our own minds.
5.0 out of 5 stars Maybe the best of Sangarakshita's books 24 Oct 2013
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If you want to discover, know and domesticate your mind's many subterfuges and tricks, then, this is the book; and if you want to discern whether the thought, feeling or reaction in your mind is genuinely pure, then this is also the book.
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