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Gepubliceerd in: Mindfulness 12/2019

16-09-2019 | ORIGINAL PAPER

Immeasurable Meditations and Mindfulness

Auteur: Bhikkhu Anālayo

Gepubliceerd in: Mindfulness | Uitgave 12/2019

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Abstract

Current research points to occasional problems experienced by practitioners of the immeasurable or boundless states. From a historical perspective, the standard mode of teaching these by way of directing specific thoughts to a particular set of individuals is a later development in the Buddhist traditions, not attested in the early texts. Instead of being the sole way of teaching the cultivation of positive mental attitudes like mettā and compassion, alternative approaches could be developed based on Buddhist canonical precedents that are less demanding in cognitive effort and closer in kind to the cultivation of mindfulness. In fact, mindfulness relates to mettā and compassion in various ways, which reflects its multifunctionality in early Buddhist meditation theory.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Immeasurable Meditations and Mindfulness
Auteur
Bhikkhu Anālayo
Publicatiedatum
16-09-2019
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Mindfulness / Uitgave 12/2019
Print ISSN: 1868-8527
Elektronisch ISSN: 1868-8535
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-019-01237-0