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

Author: Robert Wright
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017.
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From one of America's greatest minds, a journey through psychology, philosophy, and lots of meditation to show how Buddhism holds the key to moral clarity and enduring happiness. Robert Wright famously explained in The Moral Animal how evolution shaped the human brain. The mind is designed to often delude us, he argued, about ourselves and about the world. And it is designed to make happiness hard to sustain. But if  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Apologetic writings
Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Wright
ISBN: 9781439195475 1439195471
OCLC Number: 1001030891
Notes: Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed August 14, 2017).
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Taking the red pill --
Paradoxes of meditation --
When are feelings illusions? --
Bliss, ecstasy, and other reasons to meditate --
The alleged nonexistence of your self --
The confirmed nonexistence of your self --
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) --
Is enlightenment enlightenment? --
So remind me why I should meditate?
Responsibility: Robert Wright.
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