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Gepubliceerd in: Mindfulness 6/2021

02-01-2021 | ORIGINAL PAPER

From Compassion to Self-Compassion: a Text-Historical Perspective

Auteurs: Bhikkhu Anālayo, Bhikkhunī Dhammadinnā

Gepubliceerd in: Mindfulness | Uitgave 6/2021

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Abstract

Stand-alone self-compassion or mindful self-compassion, presented independently from the cultivation of other-oriented compassion, has recently emerged as a specific field of secular training and research. Its purported Buddhist background has so far received limited attention in academic scholarship. This article surveys Buddhist precedents—or lack thereof—to the contemporary emergence of this notion. In view of the yet to be established presence of an altruistic component as a psychological corollary of self-compassion, an analysis of the Buddhist sources may offer insights relevant for facilitating future research on the self-other relationship in self-kindness (or self-benevolence) and self-compassion constructs and on altruistic aspects as correlates of self-compassion.
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Metagegevens
Titel
From Compassion to Self-Compassion: a Text-Historical Perspective
Auteurs
Bhikkhu Anālayo
Bhikkhunī Dhammadinnā
Publicatiedatum
02-01-2021
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Mindfulness / Uitgave 6/2021
Print ISSN: 1868-8527
Elektronisch ISSN: 1868-8535
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-020-01575-4

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