Feelings, Illusions, Meditation, Mindfulness, Buddhism & Psychology


Buddhism and Modern Psychology – Princeton University – Ongoing

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Buddhist thought is that our feelings are not good guides in determining what is real.

Painful and scary experiences program the mind to avoid similar things in the future. Over a period of time, this is programmed as part of natural selection.

Both Buddhism and modern psychology teach that we should be suspicious of our feelings.



4 thoughts on “Feelings, Illusions, Meditation, Mindfulness, Buddhism & Psychology

    1. As you know, I grew up as a Southern Baptist, but the more that I learn about other religions, the more similarities that I see. I plan to watch this entire set of videos and see what I can learn.


    2. I think he did a great job but there are actually catholic monks much before merton that actually lived in the east and pursued undering the two worlds of experience 🙂

      Look up Christian Ashram Movement 🙂


      1. Thank you. I’ll do that. This is all very new to me. It is opening eyes that I did not know that I had.


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