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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