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Buddhist Psychology: The Foundation of Buddhist Thought
Author Geshe Tashi Tsering ; Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche (前言)=圖敦梭巴仁波切 (fwd.) ; McDougall, Gordon
PublisherWisdom Publications
Content type書籍=Book
Note叢編: The foundation of Buddhist thought series ;; 3; 異本: Foundation of Buddhist thought ;; vol. 3.
KeywordBuddhism -- Psychology; Knowledge, Theory of (Buddhism)
AbstractThe Foundation of Buddhist Thought series is the curriculum of a popular course developed by the Tibetan Gelugpa Lama Geshe Tashi Tsering especially for his Western students. Geshe Tashi is the resident Lama at Jamyang Buddhist Centre in London. This volume, the third of six, is based on the curriculum and presents a stand alone and systematic but accessible entry into how Buddhism understands the mind. Geshe Tashi has rendered Tibetan Buddhism's traditional exposition of mind, it states, and the process of perception and cognition in the clearest of terms. Much more than philosophy, Buddhist Psychology is "a manual for living, relevant to everyday life".

"With this series of books drawn from his highly successful courses, Geshe Tashi Tsering's insights can be enjoyed by a wide audience of both specialists and newcomers to the Buddhist tradition. His presentations, never divorced from the basic humanity and warmth of his personality, combine rigour and accessibility." Geshe Thubten Jinpa.

"A user's manual for the human psyche. Geshe Tasi Tsering is great at making difficult material accessible. Buddhist Psychology provides kind and practical guidance for analyzing and transforming your mind." Lorne Ladner.

Table of contentsPreface xi
Editor's Preface xv
1. Mind in Buddhism 1
An Inner Science 1
The Mind in Buddhist Texts 4
The Monastic Study of The Mind 8
Why Study the Mind? 10
The Nature of Mind 12
Mind Is Not Body 13
Mind Is Clear and Knowing 16
Conclusion 19
2. Main Mind and Mental Factors 21
Main Mind 21
The Six Main Minds 24
The Sensory Main Minds 27
Mental Factors 29
Always-Present Mental Factors 30
Contact 31
Discernment 31
Feeling 32
Intention 34
Attention 36
Object-Ascertaining Mental Factors 37
Aspiration 38
Appreciation 39
Recollection 39
Concentration 40
Intelligence 41
3. Mental Afflictions 43
Variable Mental Factors 43
Sleep 43
Regret 44
General Examination 45
Precise Analysis 45
The Three Zones 45
The First Zone and The Three Main Mental Afflictions 50
Ignorance 51
Attachment 53
Aversion 54
The Second Zone 54
The Third Zone 58
Looking at Individual Mental Factors 59
How the Derivative Mental Afflictions Arise 61
4. Dealing With Negative Emotions 65
The Cause of Anger 68
Anger and Logic 70
Meditating on Anger 71
Developing Equanimity 73
Offering the Victory to Others 74
Developing Patience 76
Developing Love 79
5. Wholesome Mental Factors 81
The Three Fundamental Positive Minds 81
The Traditional Eleven Positive Minds 84
The Pyramid of the Three Trainings 86
Positive Minds in The Second Zone 88
The Noble Eightfold Path in the Three Zones 88
Compassion and Self-Confidence 90
Positive Minds in The Third Zone 91
Work Toward Long-term Goals 93
6. Epistemology: Conception and Perception 95
Epistemology in Buddhism 95
Conception 96
Conceptual Thoughts Engage Through Elimination 98
Conceptual Thoughts Are Always Mistaken 99
Conceptual Thoughts Provide Cognitive Content 101
Implicative and Nonimplicative Negation 102
How the Mind Generalizes 103
Perception 106
Aspect 107
Comparing Perceptual and Conceptual Minds 110
Valid Cognition 113
Pramana 113
The Etymology of Pramana 114
Nondeceptiveness 115
Novelty 116
Inferential Valid Cognitions 118
7. Moving Toward Knowledge 121
The Sevenfold Division 121
Wrong Consciousnesses 121
Doubting Consciousnesses 126
Non-Ascertaining Consciousnesses 127
Correctly Assuming Consciousnesses 128
Subsequent Cognizers 129
Inferential Cognizers 129
Valid Direct Perceivers 130
Differences in Process Between Wisdom and Method 133
Appendix: The Fifty-one Mental Factors 137
Notes 139
Glossary 142
Bibliography 149
Index 151
About the Authors 159
The Foundation of Buddhist Thought 160
ISBN0861712722 (paperback); 9780861712724 (paperback)
Created date2007.02.05
Modified date2016.12.22

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