Buddhist Psychology - Table of Contents

The Foundation of Buddhist Thought, Volume 3

CONTENTS

Foreword by Lama Zopa Rinpoche
Preface
Editor’s Preface        

1. Mind in Buddhism         

An Inner Science      
The Mind in Buddhist Texts           
Monastic Study of the Mind
Why Study the Mind?          
The Nature of Mind 

Mind Is Not Body     
Mind Is Clear and Knowing

Conclusion    

2. Main Minds and Mental Factors         

Main Minds   

The Six Main Minds 
The Sensory Main Minds    

Mental Factors          
Always-Present Mental Factors      

Contact          
Discernment
Feeling           
Intention       
Attention       

Object-Ascertaining Mental Factors           

Aspiration     
Appreciation
Recollection   
Concentration           
Intelligence   

3. Mental Afflictions          

Variable Mental Factors      

Sleep  
Regret            
General Examination           
Precise Analysis        

The Three Zones      

The First Zone and the three Main Mental Afflictions

Ignorance      
Attachment   
Aversion        

The Second Zone      

The Third Zone        

Looking at Individual Mental Factors        
How the Derivative Mental Afflictions Arise         

4. Dealing with Negative Emotions         

The Cause of Anger 
Anger and Logic       
Meditating on Anger
Developing Equanimity       
Offering the Victory to Others        
Developing Patience
Developing Love       

5. Wholesome Mental Factors

The Three Fundamental Positive Mental Factors
The Traditional Eleven Positive Mental Factors   
The Pyramid of the Three Trainings         
Positive Mental Factors in the Second Zone          

The Noble Eightfold Path in the Three Zones      
Compassion and Self-Confidence   

Positive Mental Factors in the Third Zone
Work Toward Long-term Goals      

6. Epistemology: Conception and Perception  

Epistemology in Buddhism 
Conception    

Conceptual Thoughts Engage Through Elimination
Conceptual Thoughts Are Always Mistaken          
Conceptual Thoughts Provide Cognitive Content            
Implicative and Nonimplicative Negation
How the Mind Generalizes  

Perception    

Aspect            
Comparing Perceptual and Conceptual Minds     

Valid Cognition         

Pramana       
The Etymology of Pramana            
Nondeceptiveness    
Novelty
Inferential Valid Cognitions            

7. Moving Toward Knowledge    

The Sevenfold Division        

Wrong Consciousnesses      
Doubting Consciousnesses  
Non-Ascertaining  Consciousnesses           
Correctly Assuming Consciousnesses        
Subsequent Cognizers         
Inferential Cognizers           
Valid Direct Perceivers        

Differences in Process Between Wisdom and Method    
 

Appendix: The Fifty-one Mental Factors   

Notes
Glossary         
Bibliography
Index
About the Authors   
The Foundation of Buddhist Thought