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  Call to Compassion, Bringing Buddhist Practices of the Heart into the Soul of Psychology
By: Aura Glaser




 
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Author: Aura Glaser
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 892541164

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Bringing Buddhist Practices of the Heart into the Soul of Psychology
Aura Glaser wrote this book to address an area that is virtually neglected in the field of psychology - the value and importance of compassion. Other books exploring Buddhism and psychology have focused on what the Theravada school of Buddhism, which teaches personal liberation, can offer psychology. A Call to Compassion works with Mahayana Buddhism, where practitioners commit to the liberation of all sentient beings, and compassion is central to attaining that goal. In her fascinating and exceptionally clear and concise review of the work of Freud, Jung, and others, Glaser shows how psychology has been ambivalent about the subject of compassion, and therefore has developed no methodology for helping individuals cultivate this essential quality. As a remedy, Glaser introduces the Buddhist practice of the lojong, expressed in the text of The Seven Points of Mind Training, for developing love and compassion. She focuses on four major points: compassion for self; compassion for others; exchanging self and others; and no self and no other. She illustrates these with modern-day life examples, affirming that these points are indeed attainable. If we make the effort to contemplate, understand, and truly integrate these four essentials, we will have a sound basis for both psychological health and genuine transformation.



Call to Compassion, Aura Glaser, Nicolas-Hays, Paperback, 2005, 256 Pages, $16.95

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