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Author 釋如石 (著)=Shih, Ru-shi (au.)
Source 中華佛學學報=Chung-Hwa Buddhist Journal=The Journal of Chinese Buddhist Studies
Pages45 - 82
Publisher中華佛學研究所=The Chung-Hwa Institute of Buddhist Studies
Publisher Url
Location新北市, 臺灣 [New Taipei City, Taiwan]
Content type期刊論文=Journal Article
Language中文=Chinese; 英文=English
Keyword入菩薩行; 菩提心利益; 超個人心理學; Bodhicaryavatara; benefits of bodhicitta; transpersonal psychology

This paper is the supplementary explanation to the first chapter--The benefits of bodhicitta--of the authar's The Chinese Translation and Commentary of Bodhicaryaavataara. The contents are mainly based on Shantideva's `Sik.saasamuccaya and Thub bstan chos gras' rGyal sras yon tan bun bzang. There is an appendix in trying to elucidate "the benefits of generating bodhicitta upon the body and the mind" from the viewpoints of psychology and medical science. The practice of generating bodhicitta has four psychological function:1. Give the ultimate meaning to life so as to get rid of the existential vacuum on deep level. 2. Form the positive self-expectation so as to inspire the whole potential of life. 3. Dilute the feeling of inner loneliness so as to arouse great compassion of oneness. 4. Awaken the spiritual need on deep level so as to strengthen the psychological drive to practice. These four positive psychological effects will help the secretion of β -endrophin in brain so as to enhance physical health.
ISSN10177132 (P)
Created date1998.04.28
Modified date2017.06.16

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