Working With the Emotions

Working With the Emotions


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Emotions are an inherent component of human beings. They have an undeniable impact in our lives and sometimes make us act in a regrettable manner. Buddhism shows us the methods to “take back” control from our emotions, and be free of their hold on us. In undergoing a process of change, we can achieve true freedom. It is a gradual inner change in our mind that will allow us to understand the causes of emotions and how they influence our thoughts, speech, and action, giving us appreciation for the importance of knowing our own true nature.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9782360170111
Publisher: Rabsel Publications
Publication date: 01/28/2020
Pages: 150
Sales rank: 1,214,260
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Born in Tibet in 1949 Lama Jigme Rinpoche grew up and received his education with the principal teachers of the Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. The 16th Karmapa named Lama Jigme Rinpoche as his official representative and the spiritual director of Dhagpo Kagyu Ling in France. Ever since, Lama Jigme Rinpoche has filled this role. Strengthened by many years of experience in the West, his unique and modern approach renders the Buddha's millennia-old wisdom accessible and allows students to apply it concretely in daily 21st century life.

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

1 Towards Awareness 7

Avoid the trap of temporary methods 8

Ignorance gives rise to illusion 9

To step back, listen, and reflect 11

2 The Emotive Causes 13

Emotions cause us problems 16

Aware of ego clinging 17

To want to change 19

3 Bodhicitta 21

Beyond our own perspective 22

See the conditions of beings for Bodhicitta to arise 23

The screen of judging 25

The screen of shortness of view 27

See your own conditions first 29

Understand karma 30

4 Working with The Emotions 35

By Applying Bodhicitta 35

See the cause of our feelings 37

To develop our awareness 39

Frustration is linked to our motivation 41

Bodhicitta lifts us from self-confusion 44

The two questions to ask 46

Remember impermanence 48

The conditions of beings are alike 48

Not as an escape from suffering 50

We don't get it 50

5 A Spiritual Path 53

Life as a spiritual path 54

Dharma practice is not a duty 56

References guide us on the Path 57

Result is unnoticeable day to day 58

Three important points 58

Try not to manipulate 60

6 Mental Calm 63

To let be 64

Our well being and mental calm go hand in hand 66

Need or desire 66

Being open in the present moment 68

7 A Different Perpsective 71

Open to another perspective 72

A fertile field for wisdom to grow 74

Non-distraction is necessary 74

Qualities of an observer attitude 75

8 Contentment 77

Connect to Bodhicitta 78

To be more understanding of others 79

9 Some Benefits of Meditation 83

10 A daily practice 87

Be present at the start and end of each day 89

Good for myself and good for others 90

Understanding gives space 90

Introspect daily 92

Too much self-focus is not good 94

As to other people 95

Perk up our interest 96

Apply Bodhicitta 98

Individual learning and discovery 98

There is kindness in everyone 99

Do not discriminate 100

Conclusion 103

Word with and not against the emotive Causes 103

Question and Answer 107

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