by Harvey B. Aronson - £19.99 Shambhala (2004)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781590300930 | ISBN 10: 1590300939
This is the first book to offer Buddhist meditators a comprehensive and sympathetic examination of the difference between Asian and Western spiritual values. It presents a constructive and practical assessment of common conflicts experienced by Westerners who look to Eastern spiritual traditions for guidance & support - and find themselves disappointed. Issues addressed include: our cultural belief that anter should not be suppressed versus Buddhist teaching to counter anger and hatred; psychotherapy's advice that attachment is the basis for healthy personal development versus Buddhist condemnation of attachment as the source of suffering; our culture's emphasis on individuality versus the Asian emphasis on interdependence and duties, and Buddhist teachings on egolessness.
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