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Can we Reinvent Ourselves? A Buddhist View

Finnigan, Bronwyn


Is self-transformation possible and, if so, how can it be achieved? An initial reading of Buddhist philosophy might suggest a simple but perhaps unilluminating answer. The Buddha taught that attachment to self is a central cause of human suffering. It underpins many of the psychological states that detract from our happiness and that we might wish to change. However, the Buddha also taught that attachment to self is rooted in ignorance because there is, in fact, no self. Taken at face value,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018-07-16
Type: Newspaper/magazine article
Source: IAI News


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