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  1. John John says:

    Great exploration of Buddhist ontology and the psychology of meditation Author unpacts core Buddhist teachings like the three marks of existence and various key Pali terms illuminating the Buddha's understanding of reality and mind Suffering comes from the process of our concept making mind freezing and fixing the flux of phenomena into graspable entities images or ideas to which we become attached to and build into stories of the world and our selves This is delusion I like his discussions of papanca the tendency of mind to spin off from the reality of this moment and lose itself in it's own reifications of the flux judgments narratives or phantasy and paticca samuppada the chain or process of arising and becoming that results in suffering when we don't see this process for what it is a process or arising and falling away

  2. Deea Deea says:

    If you want to get a bit familiarized with the Buddhist principles and understand a bit what mindfulness is all about this is the book you should read It is well written and deep and it kept my mind active the whole time It has a strange effect of not uenching your thirst for knowledge in this area but rather of determining you to further explore the realm of this fascinating ancient doctrine

  3. Martinxo Martinxo says:

    One of the best books on Buddhism I've read

  4. Steve Woods Steve Woods says:

    Now after many years of practice when there has been a great deal of change and I can look back over the confused and tentative path I have followed it is clear to me that whatever transformation of this person that has taken place has been the child of two parents;its mother the empirical observation of meditative experience while its father is an inspired organizing intellect Both have been for me indispensable The inspiration of that intellect has been drawn from my many readings It is they that have illuminated the way and pouted out the direction for me they have provided solace in times of discouragement by pointing out that others have passed this way they have defined for me the terms and concepts so antithetical to my western way of thought that they sometimes seem an absurdity when it is in fact the other way around That illumination of the Buddha's thought by those from my own culture who have struggled through as I do have provided the grist for reflection on the realizations unfolding within and with that the knowledge that this is the path for me Indeed that there is no otherIn that process there have probably been a half a dozen books that exploded into my mind and rearranged everything bringing with them the clarity I seek so assiduously Among that half dozen two or three have been absolutely remarkable This one is at the head of that very small list It offers a perspective on the fundamental principles of the Buddha's teachings illuminating for me all those things I thought I understood and all those things I thought I would never understand in a way that simply had the penny dropI am so very grateful for this man's work and for his clear intention to ease my path for he has done so beautifully

  5. Dave Wordsmith Dave Wordsmith says:

    Five out of five seems fitting for the educational benefits of reading this bookA nice once through for the meditation practitioner and psychology enthusiastuite heavy reading throughout but otherwise a most enjoyable read

  6. Christine Christine says:

    Very clear Nice short chapters

  7. Frank Jude Frank Jude says:

    This is a generally wonderful book on the psychological teachings of mainly early buddhism His concluding section on the Abhidhamma understanding of mindfulness is itself a valuable contribution and much needed corrective to the white washing of the concept as it grows ever 'mainstream' If you think mindfulness is simply paying non reactive attention to experience you are missing the heart of the conceptHis sections on Self and Non Self and Karma are also solid as is the very strongConstructing Reality Sadly the opening sections The BIgger Picture and Caring For The World are the weakest and show the general weakness of much contemporary buddhism to take buddhism as completely sufficient and totalistic There's a big problem in even implicitly denigrating the great western tradition of rationalism and the values of the EnlightenmentSo uneven but mostly strong and solid I can recommend this book to anyone interested in buddhist theory and practice

  8. Kenny Chan Kenny Chan says:

    I believe there are books on the psychology of Buddhism than for any other religion This particular one is among the best that I've read It is a collection of essays each a gem of insight illuminating a different facet of Buddhism The author a life long Pali scholar is able to give first hand translations of important concepts directly from the Pali scriptures using language that is is fresh current and compelling This is a highly recommended read for anyone interested in core teachings of Buddhism

  9. Lucas Lucas says:

    my 1st book on psychology of Buddhism Pretty interesting as it presents Buddhism teaching for presumably non Buddhist westerner I am not claiming that I understand 100% but I had start somewhere ain't I?

  10. Michelle Michelle says:

    An extremely intellectual approach to Buddhism Review

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Unlimiting Mind ➿ [Download] ➽ Unlimiting Mind By Andrew Olendzki ➵ – Both broad and deep this eye opening book is one of the best available overviews of the radical psychological teachings underlying the Buddhist approach to freedom and peace Sophisticated without bein Both broad and deep this eye opening book is one of the best available overviews of the radical psychological teachings underlying the Buddhist approach to freedom and peace Sophisticated without being daunting brilliantly clear without becoming simplistic Andrew Olendzki's writing is filled with rich phrases remarkable images and the fruits of decades of careful thought Grounded in profound scholarship psychological sophistication and many years of teaching and personal practice this much anticipated collection of essays will appeal to anyone looking to gain a richer understanding of Buddhism's experiential tools for exploring the inner world In Unlimiting Mind Olendzki provokes fresh and familiar reflections on core Buddhist teachings.