By David R. Loy
Have interaction with a brand new imaginative and prescient of Buddhism and the fashionable international with the bestselling writer of cash intercourse struggle Karma: Notes for a Buddhist Revolution.
David R. Loy addresses head-on the main urgent problems with Buddhist philosophy in our time. what's the that means of enlightenment—is it an break out from the area, or is it a kind of mental therapeutic? How can one reconcile sleek medical conception with historic non secular teachings? what's our function within the universe?
Loy exhibits us that neither Buddhism nor secular society on its own is enough to resolution those questions. in its place, he investigates the unforeseen intersections of the 2. via this alternate, he uncovers a brand new Buddhist means, person who is devoted to the real traditions of Buddhism yet suitable with modernity. this fashion, we will be able to see the area because it is really is, observe our indivisibility from it, and research that the world's difficulties are our difficulties. this can be a new direction for a brand new global.
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Interact with a brand new imaginative and prescient of Buddhism and the trendy international with the bestselling writer of cash intercourse struggle Karma: Notes for a Buddhist Revolution.
David R. Loy addresses head-on the main urgent problems with Buddhist philosophy in our time. what's the which means of enlightenment—is it an break out from the area, or is it a sort of mental therapeutic? How can one reconcile sleek clinical idea with old non secular teachings? what's our function within the universe?
Loy indicates us that neither Buddhism nor secular society on its own is enough to solution those questions. as an alternative, he investigates the unforeseen intersections of the 2. via this trade, he uncovers a brand new Buddhist approach, person who is trustworthy to the real traditions of Buddhism yet suitable with modernity. this fashion, we will be able to see the area because it is actually is, detect our indivisibility from it, and examine that the world's difficulties are our difficulties. it is a new course for a brand new international.
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ANTONIO DAMASIO: Yes, it is. It is more difficult to study those skin responses when you do not have unique stimuli, because you have many more confounding factors. But you can do it. Your sense of affinity toward an object, even if it is not an object you have ever encountered before and therefore is a novel object, can still be explained from the Western neuroscientific point of view, as the result of previous memory stores from this lifetime. You will probably experience affinity in respect to certain categories of objects, for instance, certain flowers, certain people, certain landscapes, because these particular objects elicit affective memory responses in your brain and body.
I would like to suggest that when we distance ourselves from our body in meditation, something happens in our brains that allows this conscious perception of separation to occur. It appears to allow perceptual processing to change connections between areas dedicated to body imagery and the rest of the brain. Something evidently happens that divides consciousness and separates perception of one’s own body from perception of other events of which we are conscious. This, of course, would be an entirely normal process, but one that some of us would be unable to achieve without disciplined training.
Ordinarily, perception can be transformed into memory. We use the word “encoding” to refer to memory deposition, or memory registration, at the time of learning. We know that encoding depends on many different factors such as the amount of attention that is being paid to an event, how important the event is to that individual, and the extent to which that individual can categorize or otherwise organize the event in relation to preexisting knowledge. The results of the encoding can be held in storage so that later on, even many years or decades later, it is possible to recall that event.
A New Buddhist Path: Enlightenment, Evolution, and Ethics in the Modern World by David R. Loy