The concept of non-self in theravada buddhism and its relation to human behavior

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dc.contributor.author Obhasa
dc.contributor.author Malik, Mohammad Manzoor
dc.date.accessioned 2023-01-09T08:47:43Z
dc.date.available 2023-01-09T08:47:43Z
dc.date.issued 2022
dc.description.abstract Anatta or non-self is one of the most important concepts in Theravada Buddhism. Anatta’s main objective is to show that none of the five forms of self exists, and also none of the five aggregates be linked to the self. This realization concerning Anatta is devised to have a positive effect on how a follower of Buddhism experiences the world and alleviates suffering. This paper extends the concept of Anatta to contemporary society to understand how it can contribute to the improvement of human behavior and psychotherapy. This includes the fostering of mindfulness to develop empathy and create a therapeutic nexus between the patient and the therapist. It also provides techniques for coping with stress, and can act as a foundational basis for ethical and behavior and mollify the relentless pursuit of one’s desires. Furthermore, it offers insights into Western psychology constructs and how to correct its weaknesses which are often focused too closely on the idea of the self.
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dc.identifier.citation Prajna Vihara: The Journal of Philosophy and Religion 23, 2 (July-December 2022), 81-94
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.au.edu/handle/6623004553/25640
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Bangkok : Assumption University Press
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dc.rights.holder Assumption University
dc.subject Anatta
dc.subject Non-self
dc.subject Behavior
dc.subject Buddhism
dc.subject Psychotherapy
dc.subject.other Prajna Vihara: -- Journal of Philosophy and Religion
dc.subject.other Prajna Vihara: -- Journal of Philosophy and Religion -- 2022
dc.title The concept of non-self in theravada buddhism and its relation to human behavior
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