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How to Understand the Mind: The Nature and Power of the Mind

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Publisher Comments:

Intended for all serious students of the Abhidhamma, this book compliments other texts on the subject and explains the important aspects of consciousness and matter in a detailed manner.  As a whole, the teachings of Abhidamma aid in looking within and around the self in order to obtain a life without boundaries or suffering. Digging deeper into the psychological nature of Abhidhamma, the text breaks down the various types of thought and energy. The chapters include: “Consciousness and Its Factors,” “Process of Consciousness,” ” Mind-Door Cognitive Process,” ”Absorption Javana in the Mind-Door Process,” and “Process of Matter.”

Synopsis:

This book offers us deep insight into our mind, and shows how an understanding of its nature and functions can be used practically in everyday experience to improve our lives.

About the Author

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso is a fully accomplished meditation master and internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism who has pioneered the introduction of modern Buddhism into contemporary society. He is the author of 21 highly acclaimed books that perfectly transmit the ancient wisdom of Buddhism to our modern world. He has also founded over 1200 Kadampa Buddhist Centers and groups throughout the world.

In his teachings Geshe Kelsang emphasizes the importance of meditation and how to apply it in daily life. He reveals practical methods for developing wisdom, cultivating a good heart and maintaining a peaceful mind, through which we can all find true and lasting happiness. Demonstrating these qualities perfectly in his own life, Geshe Kelsang has dedicated his whole life to helping others find inner peace and happiness.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • What is Our Mind?
  • How the Mind is Able to Move
  • The Gross, Subtle and Very Subtle Minds
  • Primary Minds and Mental Factors
  • The Five All-accompanying Mental Factors
  • The Eleven Virtuous Mental Factors
  • Virtue, Non-virtue and Delusion
  • The Six Root Delusions
  • The Twenty Secondary Delusions
  • The Four Changeable Mental Factors
  • Part Two:
  • Conceptual and Non-Conceptual Minds
  • Sense and Mental Awarenesses
  • Direct Perceivers
  • Subsequent Cognizers
  • Re-cognizers
  • Correct Beliefs
  • Non-ascertaining Perceivers
  • Non-deluded Doubts
  • Wrong Awarenesses
  • Valid and Non-valid Cognizers
  • Meditation
  • Meditation of a person of initial scope
  • Meditation of a person of intermediate scope
  • Meditation of a person of great scope
  • Conclusion
  • Dedication
  • Appendix I - The Condensed Meaning of the Text
  • Appendix II - Sadhanas
  • Liberating Prayer
  • Essence of Good Fortune
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Study Programmes of Kadampa Buddhism
  • Tharpa Offices Worldwide
  • Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781906665821
Author:
Gyatso, Geshe Kelsang
Publisher:
Tharpa Publications
Author:
Dhamma, Rewata
Subject:
Buddhism
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Tibetan Buddhism
Subject:
Philosophy, buddhist
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20140831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
13, Line illustrations
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 0.72 lb

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