Psychology and Buddhism From Individual to Global Community by Kathleen H. Dockett, G. Rita Dudley-Grant, C. Peter Bankart

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By Kathleen H. Dockett, G. Rita Dudley-Grant, C. Peter Bankart

Psychology and Buddhism are every one eager about figuring out and remodeling human habit. furthermore, either traditions have relevance that extends past the person to the group and international point. certainly a few Buddhist traditions, corresponding to the Nichiren sect, have dedicated their complete challenge to the institution of peace around the world. This ebook advances a major attention of the way the targets and practices of psychology will be educated and enriched via Buddhist traditions that go beyond the person to think about the interconnectedness of all issues, and the accountability we have now in the direction of the opposite. Individualistic and psychotherapeutic functions of Buddhism in psychology are tested, by way of a daring step into the group area, with attention given to the intersection among neighborhood psychology and Buddhist methods to empowerment, social swap, and prevention. The rising viewpoint of people and groups, empowered and able to have interaction the millennium, eventually has international implications for the way forward for humankind. Psychology and Buddhism envisions how destiny integration and collaboration among psychology and Buddhism have the capability to remodel the best way humans comprehend and engage with each other on an international scale.

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The seventh, or mano consciousness, allows for abstract thought, thereby fostering an awareness of and attachment to our sense of self (ego) as a unique, separate entity, isolated from other things. The eighth consciousness is our “karma storehouse” or alaya consciousness, which contains memories of all our experiences in the current lifetime and in the remote past. Due to the “karmic seeds” or latent causes stored there, the alaya consciousness imperceptibly influences everything we experience, including the functioning of all lower levels of awareness.

Practitioners learn self-control, self-responsibility, and self-change. Through an empowering philosophy and practice, members learn that they can achieve enlightenment in this lifetime just as they are; that they have within themselves the power to transform everyday sufferings into happiness. As practiced through the lay organization of the Soka Gakkai International, Nichiren Buddhism has two aims. One is to teach individuals how to uncover their highest potential, which is the Buddha nature inherent within their life.

The first five correspond to the five senses; the sixth integrates information from the five senses and allows us to make judgments and function in our daily lives. The seventh, or mano consciousness, allows for abstract thought, thereby fostering an awareness of and attachment to our sense of self (ego) as a unique, separate entity, isolated from other things. The eighth consciousness is our “karma storehouse” or alaya consciousness, which contains memories of all our experiences in the current lifetime and in the remote past.

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