Site mapAbout usConsultative CommitteeAsk LibrarianContributionCopyrightCitation GuidelineDonationHome        

CatalogAuthor AuthorityGoogle
Search engineFulltextScripturesLanguage LessonsMuseumLinks
Bookmark and Share

Extra service
Gestalt Interpretation of Ego and Dependent Origination
Author Pandit, Cittasaṃvaro (著) ; Phra, Rajaparipattimuni (著) ; Dreyfus, Georges (著)
Source The Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Universities
Volumev.12 n.1
Pages88 - 105
PublisherInternational Association of Buddhist Universities
Publisher Url
LocationThailand [泰國]
Content type期刊論文=Journal Article
NoteAuthor affiliation: Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University
Keywordgestalt; ego; dependent origination; psychology
AbstractBuddhist translators and teachers commonly use the term ‘ego’ to depict and elucidate Buddhist concepts. But when we examine how they use the term it is found to be poorly defi ned and of many divergent meanings. In the psychological sense, according to the standard Freudian interpretation, ego has a very clear, specifi c meaning, which is very different to the way people commonly understand. At the same time as Freud was popularizing his theories, another school of psychology called Gestalt also had an alternative ego theory. In this paper will be analyzed the meaning of ‘ego’ as Freud intended it, how it is commonly interpreted by non-psychologists, and how the Gestalt school understood it. Each defi nition will be compared to Buddhism to fi nd the common and divergent points. Finally will be shown how the Gestalt interpretation fi ts with dependent origination.
Table of contentsIntroduction 89
Ego in Everyday Use 90
Modern Interpretations of ‘Ego’ in Buddhist Texts 91
The Ego in Freudian Psychology 92
Anxiety and Neurosis 93
The Ego After Freud 95
Definitions of Ego and Sutta Counterparts 95
Gestalt Analysis of Ego 98
Ego as a Gestalten 101
The End of Gestalt Objects 103
Conclusion 104
ISSN19068190 (P)
Created date2021.08.23
Modified date2021.08.26

Best viewed with Chrome, Firefox, Safari(Mac) but not supported IE


You are leaving our website for The full text resources provided by the above database or electronic journals may not be displayed due to the domain restrictions or fee-charging download problems.

Record correction

Please delete and correct directly in the form below, and click "Apply" at the bottom.
(When receiving your information, we will check and correct the mistake as soon as possible.)

Serial No.

Search History (Only show 10 bibliography limited)
Search Criteria Field Codes
Search CriteriaBrowse