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Projects Ways Of Trying Toways of trying to this lack BUT if I read the word deconstruct or dualism one time I m going to LACK the willpower to not throw this book out of a window An excellent book that looks at certain intersections between Existentialism Buddhism and psychotherapy Especially relevant to anyone who is at least a little versed in both Existential and Buddhist perspectives. Le that does not assume prior familiarity with any of its subjects this book will appeal to readers of All Backgrounds Including Psychotherapists And Psychoanalysts Religious Scholars Continental Philosophers backgrounds including psychotherapists and psychoanalysts religious scholars Continental philosophers anyone seeking clarity on the Great Matter itself The reader will come away with fresh perspectives on ancient uestions and deeper insights into the human predilection to be unhappy and what the liberating alternative may
David R. Loy ´ 0 summaryCouldn t be happier with this one For me it has been one of those right book at the right this one For me it has been one of those right book at the right examples I can vow for what mr Loy writes about here Starting from being religious to me losing my faith as was taught to me by my parents to arguably my deepest depressive state Something was wrong which I ust could never put my finger on Buddhism and hinduism have liberated me from that circleI don t know about any other books that compares these three and hinduism have liberated me from that circleI don t know about any other books that compares these three as well as in David R Loy draws from giants of psychotherapy and existentialism from Nietzsche to Kierkegaard to Sartre to explore the fundamental issues of life death and what motivates usPsychotherapy existentialism and Buddhism are all concerned with the same fundamental issues of life and death and death in life David R Loy’s groundbreaking claim is that the unifying feature connecting these perspectives is a sense of pervasive sense of di. His book Reading this felt like watching a roundtable discussion between Freud Ernest Becker Rollo May Nietzsche Heidegger Schopenhauer Sartre D gen The Buddha on life death and our perpetual sense of dissatisfaction David Loy does a great ob of expanding on the Buddhist idea that our attachment to the sense of self as a grounded and non temporal entity is the biggest cause of our mental afflictions He s got an interesting take on lack the unease dissatisfaction sense. Ssatisfaction or in a word lack In Lack Transcendence he brings all three traditions together in a way that casts new light on each as he draws from giants of psychotherapy particularly Freud Ernest Becker Rollo May Irvin Yalom and Otto Rank; great existentialist thinkers like Nietzsche Kierkegaard Heidegger and Sartre; and the Teachings Of Buddhism as Interpreted By of Buddhism especially interpreted by Huineng and Dogen Written in accessible sty.
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