The Origins of Evil in Hindu Mythology (Paperback)

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This sequel to the widely read zen and the brain continues james austins explorations into the key interrelationships between zen buddhism and brain research in zen-brain reflections, austin, a clinical neurologist, researcher, and zen practi-tioner, examines the evolving psycho-logist, researcher, and zen practi-tioner, examines the evolving psycho-logical processes and brain changes associated with the path of long-range meditative training austin draws not only on the latest neuroscience research and new neuroimaging studies but also on zen literature and his personal experience with alternate states of consciousness zen-brain reflections takes up where the earlier book left off it addresses such questions as: how do placebos and acupuncture change the brain can neuroimaging studies localize the sites where our notions of self arise how can the latest brain imaging methods monitor meditators more effectively how do long years of meditative training plus brief enlightened states produce pivotal transformations in the physiology of the brain in many chapters testable hypotheses suggest ways to correlate normal brain functions and meditative training with the phenomena of extraordinary states of consciousness after briefly introducing the topic of zen and describing recent research into meditation, austin reviews the latest studies on the amygdala, frontotemporal interactions, and paralimbic extensions of the limbic system he then explores different states of consciousness, both the early superficial absorptions and the later, major peak experiences this discussion begins with the states called kensho and satori and includes a fresh analysis of their several different expressions of oneness he points beyond the still more advanced states toward that rare ongoing stage of enlightenment that is manifest as sage wisdom finally, with.
Product Details
ISBN: 9788120803862
ISBN-10: 8120803868
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass
Publication Date: September 1st, 1988
Pages: 420
Language: English