Buddhist Psychology

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siddhartha gautama

historical buddha

buddha

awakened one;

rebirth

continuation of the effects of karma in previous lifetimes into the present

Four Noble Truths

1. there is suffering
2. origin of suffering
3. end of suffering
4. there is a path to end suffering

attachment

craving for a variety of things including physical objects and even the self

eightfold path

method for achieving the end of suffering

karma

intentional or willed activity, which produces consequences

mind and body

physical world and consciousness are not distince

awakening

transformation from ordinary consciousness in which person recognizes the true nature of things

happiness

lasting happiness from an internal source

anger

learn how to deal with anger

love and other emotions

emotions can be problematic because they interfere with accurate perception of reality

compassion

realizing that the separate self is an illusion, and so the selfish desires of individuals have no merit

peace

moving towards inner peace creates a more peaceful world

sangha

community living in harmony and awareness

yoga

spiritual practice; various forms exist

guru

spiritual teacher

koans

riddles for overcoming preconceptions

meditation

practice in which attention is consciously regulated to enhance serenity and well being

concentrative mediation

focuses attention on an object, often the breath

mindfulness meditation

thoughts are observed but not judged

zazen

sitting meditation

dharma

the true intrinsic nature of things

bodhisattva

a spiritually enlightened person who remains in the world to help others on their spiritual path

duhkha

suffering, which is accepted in the First Noble Truth

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