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Buddhist Psychology

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Robert Keurntjes

on 4 September 2016

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Transcript of Buddhist Psychology

Buddhist Psychology
Buddhist Psychology
- religious
- inner science
Inner Science of
Mind and Phenomena
- Early Buddhism
- Vaibasika and Sautrantika

- Mahayana Buddhism
- Yogacara and Madhyamika

- Vajrayana Buddhism
progressive views
a) Nature of reality investigated interrelated with mind

b) Epistemology: How do we perceive and know?

c) Ontology: What exists?

d) Is what we experience in accordance with the nature of reality?

e) Developed practices, deepening body-mind-reality
1) Investigate reality on all levels
2) Allow for the realization
2.1) of perceptive/cognitive errors
(personal development)
2.2) To re-join more directly the deeper nature of reality
(spiritual development)

4 natures (noble truths)
4 seals
1) View: Condition of dual existence: Duhkka (un-rest)
2) View: Cause of Duhkka:
self-reference, not seeing being part of the whole, basic to attraction & rejection
3) Goal: Nature of cessation of Duhkka
4) realizing nothing exists in and of itself, i.e. interrelated nature.
Tarab Tulku Rinpoche
- the Four Natures (Noble Truths)
- the Four Seals (three Seals)
Buddhist studies
1) Inner Science of Mind and Phenomena
2) Medical Science
3) Science of Language
4) Science of Logic
5) Science of Art
to realize the "deepest nature of mind and phenomena"
Inner Science of
Mind and Phenomena

- Momentary nature
of any mental and physical phenomena
- Self-reference core and attraction-rejection
- Human self-reference complexity
feeling and conceptual self-identity
- Perception: 'subject'-'object' interrelations
- Dynamic of Mind
- Body-mind existence/interrelations
- Information - Imprints
- Transformation 'Matter'-'Energy'
- Interrelation of
'personal' and 'spiritual' development
sense minds
conceptual mind
image mind
feeling mind
at different levels of mind
Unity in Duality Paradigm
'Subject' - 'Object'

'Body' - 'Mind'

'Energy' - 'Matter'

(potential field)
(potential field)
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