A clear, concise presentation of how the mind functions, Mind in Buddhist Psychology classifies basic mental events, such as perception, emotions, and concentration, and gives precise instructions on how to recognize and transform negative mental and emotional patterns. Based on the Abhidharma teachings of Asanga this is an excellent text for supporting meditation and bringing meditative awareness into daily life.
First published in 1975 to strengthen the core curriculum of the Nyingma Institute's new Graduate Program, this work composed by the 18th century scholar Yeshe Gyaltsen as a study guide for his own students, is a concise teaching that breaks down the complexities of skandha analysis into helpful categories that facilitate analysis and lead to a liberating understanding of mind and mental events.
Translated by Leslie Kawamura and H. V. Guenther, Mind in Buddhist Psychology sets forth a systematic approach for analyzing thoughts and emotions, helping practitioners sustain motivation for advancing on the Bodhisattva path.
"The best traditional exposition of the mysteries of the Abhidharma
available to the English-speaking Western reader." – FWBO Newsletter
Adopted for courses at 26 univerisities.
With citations, charts, tables of reference, terms, index to sources cited, and general index.