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Why Buddhism is true : the science and philosophy of meditation and enlightenment

Author: Robert Wright
Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Simon & Schuster hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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At the heart of Buddhism is a simple claim: The reason we suffer--and the reason we make other people suffer--is that we don't see the world clearly. At the heart of Buddhist meditative practice is a radical promise: we can learn to see the world, including ourselves, more clearly, and so gain a deep and morally valid happiness. Robert Wright not only shows how taking this promise seriously can change your life--how  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Apologetic writings
Apologetic works
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wright, Robert, 1957-
Why Buddhism is true.
New York : Simon & Schuster, [2017]
(DLC) 2017027948
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Wright
ISBN: 9781439195451 1439195455
OCLC Number: 989810980
Notes: "August 2017"--Title page verso.
Description: xii, 321 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Taking the red pill --
Paradoxes of meditation --
When are feelings illusions? --
Bliss, ecstasy, and more important reasons to meditate --
The alleged nonexistence of your self --
Your CEO is MIA --
The mental modules that run your life --
How thoughts think themselves --
"Self" control --
Encounters with the formless --
The upside of emptiness --
A weedless world --
Like, wow, everything is one (at most) --
Nirvana in a nutshell --
Is enlightenment enlightening? --
Meditation and the unseen order --
Appendix: A list of Buddhist truths.
Responsibility: Robert Wright.

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