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    Overcoming the passions in Spinoza: a Buddhist reading 

    Vinayaparla, U.; Giordano, John (Assumption University Press, 2020)

    Spinoza’s philosophy and Buddhism have often been compared based upon their tendencies towards seeing the world as a single order and moving beyond our passions and desires. But the comparison of these philosophies also creates interesting problems. One problem is the way we relate to this order itself. In Spinoza we achieve enlightenment when we recognize that we are a part of a single substance which has its own order and necessity. This leads us to transcend the bondage of our passions through reason. And ...
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    Understanding Mehm Tin Mon's interpretation of alobha (non-greed) and the practice of generosity 

    Kuvera; Kajornpat Tangyin (Assumption University Press, 2020)

    A great scholar of the Abhidhamma in Myanmar, Mehm Tin Mon interpreted alobha as a mental state. He considered non-attachment to sense-objects and greedlessness as the chief characteristics of alobha. To put alobha into practice he recommended generosity, morality called abstinence from sensual objects and non-covetousness, meditation called tranquility meditation and insight meditation. They are generally practices to reduce and remove greed. He explains how to practice these techniques in connection with contemporary social ...