How to Understand the Mind

How to Understand the Mind

Author: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Publisher: Tharpa Publications

ISBN: 9781906665838

Category: Religion

Page: 416

View: 585

This book offers us deep insight into our mind, and shows how an understanding of its nature and functions can be used practically in every day experience to improve our lives. Part 1 is a practical guide to developing and maintaining a light, positive mind - showing how to recognize and abandon states of mind that harm us, and to replace them with peaceful and beneficial ones. Part 2 describes different types of mind in detail, revealing the depth and profundity of the Buddhist understanding of the mind. It concludes with a detailed explanation of meditation, showing how by controlling and transforming our mind we can attain a lasting state of joy, independent of external conditions.

Understanding the Mind

Understanding the Mind

Author: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 8120818911

Category: Buddhism

Page: 312

View: 662

An explanation of the nature and functions of the mind * What is the mind and how does it work? * Which types of mind lead to inner peace and happiness, and which do not? * How can an understanding of our mind be applied to our daily life? Understanding the Mind provides a practical explanation of the mind in a unique combination of profound philosophical exploration and practical psychology. Part One explains how Buddhist psychology is based on an understanding of the mind as a formless continuum that is related to, yet separate from, the physical body. Though understanding the nature of the mind and the process of cognition we can attain a lasting state of inner peace and happiness that is independent of external circumstances. Part Two explains the many types of mind and shows how we can abandon those that harm us, while increasing those that lead to personal joy and fulfilment. Throughout the book Geshe Kelsang skilfully shows how we can apply our understanding of our mind to improve our daily life.

Children's Early Understanding of Mind

Children's Early Understanding of Mind

Author: Charlie Lewis

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781317775218

Category: Psychology

Page: 493

View: 839

A major feature of human intelligence is that it allows us to contemplate mental life. Such an understanding is vital in enabling us to function effectively in social groups. This book examines the origins of this aspect of human intelligence. The five sections attempt firstly, to place human development within an evolutionary context, focusing on the possibility of innate components of understanding. The second aim of the book is to examine the roles of early perception, pretence and communication as precursor skills in the development of a grasp of mental states. Thirdly, attention is given to the possibility that children know a good deal more about the mind than is apparent from many studies designed to probe their abilities. Taken together, the chapters in this book mark a new focus within a 'theory of mind' movement, examining a group of skills in infancy and early childhood which culminate towards the end of the preschool period in a more mature understanding of one's and others' mental states. Drawing together researchers from diverse theoretical positions, the aim is to work towards a coherent and unified account of this fundamental human abiity. This book will be of central relevance to psychologists and those in related disciplines, particularly education and philosophy.

UNDERSTANDING THE MIND OF MAN

UNDERSTANDING THE MIND OF MAN

Author: SYLVESTER ONYEMALECHI

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781449767990

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 234

View: 106

The life of a man is built around his thoughts. Your thoughts determine your experiences in life. You can’t live above your thoughts. Your thoughts determine your self-image, self-worth, and status in life. Inferiority complexes, superiority complexes, pride, arrogance, and timidity are all products of self-analysis. What you think of yourself determines how you carry yourself. Success in every area of life is determined by the use of the mind. The purpose of this guide is not to teach how to be led by the mind. Instead, it reveals much about the nature of the mind; the domineering and controlling power of the thoughts that go through our minds; the ways in which the thoughts we think affect the way we speak, feel, act and behave; and ways to renew and bring it under control. In this book, you will learn the power of the mind of man; the nature of the mind; the power of positive thinking; the power of god consciousness; the winning attitude; the role of the mind in managing problems; how to overcome lust and immoral behavior; how to maintain peace; and how to deal with evil thoughts.

How to Understand the Mind

How to Understand the Mind

Author: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Publisher:

ISBN: 1906665826

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 416

View: 832

This book offers us deep insight into our mind, and shows how an understanding of its nature and functions can be used practically in everyday experience to improve our lives. Part 1 is a practical guide to developing and maintaining a light, positive mind - showing how to recognize and abandon states of mind that harm us, and to replace them with peaceful and beneficial ones. Part 2 describes different types of mind in detail, revealing the depth and profundity of the Buddhist understanding of the mind. It concludes with a detailed explanation of meditation, showing how by controlling and transforming our mind we can attain a lasting state of joy, independent of external conditions.

Understanding and Teaching the Intuitive Mind

Understanding and Teaching the Intuitive Mind

Author: Bruce Torff

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135673833

Category: Education

Page: 286

View: 900

The intuitive mind is a powerful force in the classroom and often an undetected one. Intuitive conceptions--knowledge or knowledge-structures that individuals acquire and use largely without conscious reflection or explicit instruction--sometimes work to facilitate learning in the classroom and other contexts. But learning may also be impeded by intuitive conceptions, and they can be difficult to dislodge as needed. The literatures in psychology and education include a large and diverse body of theory and research on intuitive conceptions, but this work is limited in some respects. This volume contributes in four ways to overcome these limitations. Understanding and Teaching the Intuitive Mind: Student and Teacher Learning: * pulls together diverse theoretical and methodological approaches to the origin, structure, function, and development of intuitive conceptions; * explores a diversity of academic disciplines--paying equal attention not only to mathematics and science, the fields in which intuitive concepts have been studied most extensively, but also to the social sciences, arts, and humanities; * explicitly links theory and research to educational implications and classroom applications; and * focuses not only on students' intuitive conceptions but also on teachers' intuitive beliefs about learning and teaching. Although the viewpoints of the contributors are diverse, they share the belief that educational practices have much to gain by systematic studies of the intuitive learner and teacher. This volume offers state-of-the-art, research-based information and support for psychologists, teacher educators, educational administrators, teachers, prospective teachers, and others who seek to develop educational practices that are cognizant of (and responsive to) the intuitive conceptions of students and teachers.

Understanding the Muslim Mind

Understanding the Muslim Mind

Author: Rajmohan Gandhi

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 014029905X

Category: Hinduism

Page: 380

View: 251

A Fascinating Account Of The Muslims In Twentieth-Century India, Pakistan And Bangladesh Through His Biographical Sketches Of Eight Prominent Muslims- Sayyid Ahmed Khan (1817-1898), Fazlul Haq (1873-1962), Muhammad Ali Jinnah (1876-1948), Muhammad Iqbal (1876-1938), Muhammad Ali (1878-1931), Abul Kalam Azad (1888-1958), Liaqat Ali Khan (1895-1951) And Zakir Hussain (1897-1969) Rajmohan Gandhi, The Grandson Of Mahatma Gandhi, Provides A Deeply Insightful And Comprehensive Picture Of The Community In The Subcontinent Today.

Understanding Our Mind

Understanding Our Mind

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 9781888375305

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 976

A finalist for the 2001 Nautilus Award, Understanding Our Mind, is Thich Nhat Hanh’s profound look at Buddhist psychology with insights into how these ancient teachings apply to the modern world. Based on the fifty verses on the nature of consciousness taken from the great fifth-century Buddhist master Vasubandhu and the teachings of the Avatamsaka Sutra, Thich Nhat Hanh focuses on the direct experience of recognizing, embracing, and looking deeply into the nature of our feelings and perceptions. Presenting the basic teachings of Buddhist applied psychology, Understanding Our Mind shows us how our mind is like a field, where every kind of seed is planted—seeds of suffering, anger, happiness, and peace. The quality of our life depends on the quality of the seeds in our mind. If we know how to water seeds of joy and transform seeds of suffering, then understanding, love, and compassion will flower. Vietnamese Zen Master Thuong Chieu said, "When we understand how our mind works, the practice becomes easy."

What is Scientology?

What is Scientology?

Author: La Fayette Ron Hubbard

Publisher: Bridge Publications (CA)

ISBN: UOM:39015024914411

Category: California

Page: 876

View: 714

The Comprehensive Reference on the World's Fastest Growing Religion.

Ressourcement Theology

Ressourcement Theology

Author: Patricia Kelly

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567672513

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 669

Ressourcement Theology: A Sourcebook offers a collection of texts previously unavailable in English from leading Dominicans and Jesuits, who initiated a movement for renewal that contributed to the reforms of the Second Vatican Council. In the last decade, theologians have undertaken a serious reappraisal of the contribution of Ressourcement theology to 20th century theology in the Catholic tradition and beyond. This 'return to Ressourcement' has resulted in many of the principal texts being translated into English and (re-)issued, ensuring their accessibility to scholars across the globe. Despite this, many of the earliest documents relating to the history of Ressourcement theology are unavailable to most English-speaking scholars, as they are largely journal articles and book chapters published in French. Patricia Kelly has selected the most significant texts that so far have been unavailable in English, including the controversial piece by Jean-Marie LeBlond ('The Analogy of Truth') that was condemned in the 1950s by the Vatican, as well as the response to Labourdette's attack on LeBlond, penned anonymously by a group of Jesuits. All of these documents will help students and scholars to engage deeply with the history of the Ressourcement movement and its relevance for the developments of the Catholic tradition.