Know Your Mind: Psychological Dimension of Ethics in BuddhismPaperback
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- Publisher: Windhorse Publications
- Format: Paperback | 304 pages
- Dimensions: 156mm x 224mm x 18mm | 480g
- Publication date: 1 August 2004
- Publication City/Country: Birmingham
- ISBN 10: 0904766799
- ISBN 13: 9780904766790
- Sales rank: 422,334
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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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.