Psychology and Buddhism by Kathleen H. Dockett download in iPad, pdf, ePub
Ponder on the perils and disadvantages of the thought, its harmful consequences. She theorized that there are distinct similarities in the transformation of the self that occurs in both psychoanalysis and Buddhism. Nama refers to the non-physical elements and rupa to the physical components. Ignore the thought and distract yourself from it through some other activity.
Bhava tanha - craving for survival or continued existence, also includes hunger and sleep as well as desire for power, wealth and fame. The third truth promises release by developing a realistic self-image, and the fourth truth spells out the means of accomplishing that. The Buddha attributed mental illness to the arising of mental defilements Kleshas which are ultimately based on the unwholesome roots three poisons of greed, hatred and confusion. This theory was incorporated into a wider Yogacara theory of the Eight Consciousnesses and is also held in Tibetan Buddhism.
Since conflict and suffering seem to be inevitable aspects of human life, the ideal of Enlightenment may be asymptotic, that is, an unreachable ideal. Humanistic psychotherapy places much emphasis on helping the client achieve self-actualization and personal growth e. Eventually, through habituation and exposure, the intensity and unpleasantness of such thoughts will disappear.
In developing mindfulness, one is advised to be aware of all thoughts and sensations that arise, even unwanted or unpleasant ones and continuously attend to such thoughts. Safran, David Brazier, and Jeffrey B. Naikan therapy is used in correctional institutions, education, to treat alcohol dependence as well as by individuals seeking self development. Rubin also outlines a case study of the psychoanalytic treatment of a Buddhist meditator and notes that meditation has been largely ignored and devalued by psychoanalysts. Make a forceful mental effort.