Destructive Emotions

Destructive Emotions

Daniel Goleman / Jun 20, 2019

Destructive Emotions Destructive Emotions Book Description Brings together ancient Buddhist wisdom and recent breakthroughs in psychology to examine destructive emotions and how to transform them From the author of the be

  • Title: Destructive Emotions
  • Author: Daniel Goleman
  • ISBN: 9780747561828
  • Page: 378
  • Format: Paperback
  • Destructive Emotions Book Description Brings together ancient Buddhist wisdom and recent breakthroughs in psychology to examine destructive emotions and how to transform them From the author of the bestselling Emotional Intelligence.

    Destructive Emotions Mind Life Institute Covering the nature of destructive emotions, the neuroscience of emotion, the scientific study of consciousness, and , this essential volume offers a fascinating account of what can emerge when two profound systems for studying the mind and emotions, Western science and Buddhism, join forces. Destructive Emotions A Scientific Dialogue Destructive Emotions Buddhist philosophy tells us that all personal unhappiness and interpersonal conflict lie in the three poisons craving, anger, and delusion It also provides antidotes of astonishing psychological sophistication which are now being confirmed by modern neuroscience. Destructive Emotions A Scientific Dialogue with the Dalai Feb , Interesting book on destructive emotions, their source, and what to do with them As seen from a scientific and a buddhistic perspective Although quite puristic at times, when the dialogue goes on about heuristic aspects of certain words and the difference in Destructive emotions Rigpa Wiki The three main destructive emotions or three poisons are ignorance, attachment and aversion When classified as five, pride and jealousy are added the five poisons Pride is a combination of ignorance and attachment, and jealousy is a combination of attachment and aggression. Destructive Emotions Inner Frontier While presence to and awareness of our destructive emotions forms the first requirement, the second crucial element for working with these states is the willingness to let go of the emotion, to let go of nurturing and dwelling on the cause to which we ascribe the emotion. Destructive Emotions Shambhala Science sees emotions as having a physiological basis, and this raises further questions as to human nature and the possibility of pacifying destructive emotions In the West, emotions are important for determining what is moral, and morality is essential for the functioning of society. Destructive Emotions by Daniel Goleman Destructive Emotions Buddhist philosophy tells us that all personal unhappiness and interpersonal conflict lie in the three poisons craving, anger, and delusion It also provides antidotes of astonishing psychological sophistication which are now being confirmed by modern neuroscience. Destructive Emotions How Can We Overcome Them A Covering the nature of destructive emotions, the neuroscience of emotion, the scientific study of consciousness and , this essential volume offers a fascinating account of what can emerge when two profound systems for studying the mind and emotions, Western science and Buddhism, join forces. Destructive emotions Owen Flanagan Academia Destructive emotions Now, although I said at the start that we have no practices in the West to eliminate emotions, we do have theories about the rationality of the emotions, and we do have views about moderating and modifying certain emotions by Reason. How Do Destructive Emotions Affect Us Insight state A destructive emotion is a mental factor that disrupts the mind and prevents it to observe reality as it is In the case of destructive emotions, there will always be a discrepancy between the way things appear and the way they are.

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        Author of Emotional Intelligence and psychologist Daniel Goleman has transformed the way the world educates children, relates to family and friends, and conducts business The Wall Street Journal ranked him one of the 10 most influential business thinkers.Goleman s Emotional Intelligence was on The New York Times best sellers list for a year and a half Named one of the 25 Most Influential Business Management Books by TIME, it has been translated into 40 languages The Harvard Business Review called emotional intelligence EI a revolutionary, paradigm shattering idea Goleman s new book, Focus The Hidden Driver of Excellence, argues that attention a fundamental mental ability for success has come under siege Leadership that gets results demands a triple focus on our inner world so we can manage ourselves on others, for our relationships and on the outer forces that shape our organizations and society itself His recent books include The Brain and Emotional Intelligence, and Leadership The Power of Emotional Intelligence Selected Writings.


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    1. I'm an atheist, but I find Buddhism to be a compelling religion. I admire the Dalai Lama (duh), but what is truly stunning is his scientific curiosity. Never before have a I heard a religious leader say that if scientific evidence contradicts the dogma of a religion, that religion *must change* to accommodate this new data - that's exactly what the Dalai Lama states in this book. Read it!


    2. This is not an easy read. This is not the kind of material that I breezed through and I've found that while the rational and logical aspects kept me rooted, some realizations along the way were pretty painful. I read this with a journal next to me. And I'm not finished reading it yet. The book offers a lot of self-reflection and one of the most poignant takeaways I received from this is how the Dalai Lama had to take a break during one seminar when he learned that Westerners hated themselves. He [...]


    3. The structure of the book took some getting used to with its propensity for "dialogues". But the book holds many gems. One of my favorites takes place when the Dalai Lama is asked how we're supposed to have compassion for others. This is paraphrased:He said the greatest example of compassion is the compassion a mother has for her child. If we can take that type of compassion and focus it on all we come in contact with. That is compassion. That is love.


    4. The book was written as the proceedings of the eighth Mind and Life meeting, having as the main topic destructive emotions. The biographies of the participants are as interesting as the topic of the discussion. In order to better portrait the participants, The author also gives some short information about their lives and what motivates them in their research. We are told about the Dalai Lama’s childhood and his interest in science from a young age. Another nice example is Jeanne Tsai, who was [...]


    5. It's unfortunate that this book is titled what it is. It's really a book of comparative psychology/philosophy of mind: Western vs. Buddhist. It explores in detail the complex Buddhist concept of emotions/afflictions, and how Western language and philosophy have framed ideas of compassion, mind, and ethics in contrasting ways. A practical bridge between the mythical elusiveness of concepts like nirvana and samsara and the way that the brain actually handles emotions across cultures. The scientist [...]


    6. A great primer for anyone who wants to get some knowledge on neuroscience. Additionally one would appreciate how the author explains on length different sections of the brains anatomy ,for many of the uninitiated it would be their first time coming across terms such as as Amygdala, Hippocampus , Frontal Lobes et al. Going beyond just explaining brain anatomy , Daniel Goldman illustrates how all of these parts have a great bearing on our personalities and behavior.The book breaks through the Freu [...]


    7. Unfortunately, Daniel Goleman rather gets in the way of the "dialogue” to which the title refers. He seems much more intent on creating a Dalai Lama hagiography than presenting the reader with a pellucid transcript of the proceedings of what, to be fair, does seem to have been an amazing colloquium. Notwithstanding the annoying smarminess of Goleman, the book has its moments. In particular I found discussions in which neuroscience research findings were described and related to Tibetan Buddhis [...]


    8. This book was perspective-changing for me. I came across this book when I was in a state of hurt and uncertainty. The combination of Western science and Eastern philosophy, and how to apply both to our lives, was incredibly engaging. If more people read this book, I think a lot of lives would be changed.


    9. Perhaps one of the most important books I have ever read. I am quite impressed with the Dalai Lama and his interest in science. Specially in the area of Mental Health where western psychology is failing the citizens by ignoring the science they should be knowing. The Dalai Lama is not only interested in rational thinking, but in the quantitative empirical research which provides answers to important questions. I too am impress with this religious leader's statement indicating that when complelin [...]


    10. Como pocos libros teóricos, Emociones Destructivas tiene la facultad de evocar emociones profundas de afecto y admiración por seres humanos visionarios en el sentido más profundo de lo que necesitamos en estos tiempos. Comprender las emociones como parte de la mente, y la mente como algo más que una máquina de procesamiento de información. Es un diálogo entre científicos experimentales y sabios del budismo tibetano, que incluye sorprendentes experimentos de primera línea científica, qu [...]


    11. Fascinating! While it was a long read (because I kept re-reading), it was worth every minute. This book is the account of the eighth Mind and Life meeting, held March of 2000 in Dharamsala, India. While reading, I actually felt as if I were sitting amongst the renowned scientist, monks and philosophers. This conference combines ancient Buddhist wisdom and breakthroughs in a variety of fields of scientific study (neuroscience to child development). The relevant discoveries illustrate how we can r [...]


    12. I *loved* how this potted summary of the conference afforded the narrative a relaxed feel. It was so much fun hearing the way each of these luminaries would interject with their two cents when the conversation would turn to points of cultural difference. The extended treatment of the three poisons and their twenty derivatives was the best I've come across. Just so many subtle moments in this book where he smallest of distinctions opened whole new possibilities for how I conceive of the role emot [...]


    13. Cartea ofera o perspectiva diferita asupra budismului, budismul fiind schitat ca un stil de viata, si nu ca o religie. Se doreste a se scoate in evidenta atat asemanarile dintre culturi in ceea ce priveste emotiile, cat si diferentele culturale. In final, mesajul de tinut minte este ca atat de ravnita schimbare a unor temperamente dificile, care ne umbresc viata, este posibila, sustinuta fiind de neurologia actuala care a dovedit existenta neuroplasticitatii. Merita cele 5 stele si doar pentru s [...]


    14. This record of conversations between the Dalai Lama, Buddhist scholars and American & European psychologists and neuroscientists was absolutely delightful. There were big, complicated ideas discussed, but explained! This book gave me a lot to think about, (like the idea that anger isn't necessarily something innate we can't get rid of). Hmmmmm.



    15. Un opera completa sulla natura delle emozioni distruttive nata dal confronto tra il quattordicesimo Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso e numerosi scienziati (psicologi, psichiatri, filosofi, neurobiologi) durante una serie di incontri avvenuti nella sede del governo tibetano in esilio in India. Estremamente interessante il tentativo, per molti versi riuscito, di trovare delle prove tangibili nel campo delle scienze della mente sull'efficacia di alcune tecniche di meditazione, sviluppate nel corso dei seco [...]


    16. A little background on me: At a time when adversity led to anger that was destroying my physical and mental health (those that know me can easily locate that abyss in time), I found the book Destructive Emotions by the Dalai Lama and Daniel Goleman. It brought together the more philosophical side of Buddhism (which could be considered one of the world's oldest and most effective psychologies) with Western psychology. It really brought me out of the nosedive and led to the journey of reading that [...]


    17. The 3rd of these books I've read and it had some really interesting points but there was no real conclusion other than read the books by the others involved in the discussion! Kept my attention but heavier going than the other books.


    18. Interesting book on destructive emotions, their source, and what to do with them. As seen from a scientific and a buddhistic perspective. Although quite puristic at times, when the dialogue goes on about heuristic aspects of certain words and the difference in meaning in both English and Tibetan.


    19. Listened to this book: somewhat disappointed that the majority of the interchange was the westerners presenting thoughts/theories/scientific facts, and the DL would smile and say 'yes, yes'. I was looking for some tactics/techniques to deal with the book title topic.


    20. Very short but full of thought-provoking information from leading experts about emotions i had a lot of fun reading it and I am very grateful for doing so.


    21. Se trata del dialogo entre la inteligencia emocional y el budismo. Algunas de las cosas que dice el libro: El odio (la más destructiva de todas las emociones). Los budistas denominan los Tres Venenos (el odio, el deseo y la ignorancia). Todos los seres humanos compartamos el mismo conjunto de sentimientos básicos. Occidente ha tratado de corregir farmacológicamente el efecto de las emociones destructivas. Kierkegaard: «La pureza de corazón significa querer sólo una cosa». El vínculo exis [...]


    22. This book was excellente. If it sounds at all interesting, get it and read it.I'm really interested in the buddhist approach to emotional issues:'"To consider whether those destructive emotions are part of the basic nature of mind, we need to examine them. Take anger, for example. A strong burst of anger seems irresistible, very compelling. We feel almost powerless not to feel angry; it is as if one has no choice but to experience it. This is because we don't really look at the nature of anger i [...]


    23. A fascinating meeting between scientists and the Dalai Lama to discuss negative emotions, both what they are and what (if anything) can be done about them. I particularly enjoyed the scientific research provided that showed the benefits of meditation and having a positive outlook on life. Our minds and bodies are combined and if you are a negative person you are more likely to be physically ill and have weaker social bonds. Meditation is a technique that has been shown to improve the quality of [...]


    24. The Dalai Lama is a fascinating person, as has been said before. The book makes it apparent that he is deeply intelligent and engaged both on a spiritual and temporal level. He has an insightful mind as to many scientific inquiries. Here, he and other high lamas are an integral part of a conference of neuroscientists exploring how the mind works and, in particular, how we can better manage and train our minds, our youth, to steer away from destructive emotions and find a happier mindset. The Dal [...]


    25. Hm, it seems rather awkward (if not ungenerous) to write but I wouldn't recommend this book. I was very interested at first, learning that Buddhism is open to changing as science provides explanations that contradict Buddhist teachings, but this work is no more than a summary of a week-long presentation by various specialists in religion, biology and psychology on mental states that can be deemed destructive, whether in the East or West. In the course of the book, it became clear that the specia [...]


    26. I thought the most interesting part of this was the beginning of the book when there were scans done on the brain of an established monk while meditating. There were distinct patterns that emerged and proved that he changed his brain through thought alone. The rest was very much a record of the discussion surrounding psychological and Buddhist interpretation of what the West calls destructive emotions.Made me want to find a way to incorporate meditation into my life on a regular basis. And gives [...]


    27. This is one of my current favorite books. It is the most lent, read, and then bought book on my shelf. The Dalai Lama has been participating in Mind and Life conferences where modern western scientists and brilliant Buddhist philosophers discuss current science findings that show the ancient philosophy of Buddhism to have been quite accurate and ahead of its time. I can not wait to hear about the next conference as there should be even more data that shows the power of meditation on brain waves, [...]


    28. I'm giving a lecture on commitment and the willingness to suffer (ostensibly about the death of Socrates) and I remember these two Dalai Lama books that I read a few years ago. I think the point is that empathy is human, and empathy requires us to share suffering. Suffering is in the Affective Domain, but the causes of suffering can be physical, cognitive, or affective. I think the point with Socrates (the Crito) is that he empathizes with the suffering in Athens caused by a cognitive deficiency [...]


    29. A very interesting dialogue between western scientists and buddhism with the Dalai Lama. The content is engaging in that it covers philosophy, culture, history, medidation and mindfulness techniques, neuroscience and sociology. This has opened me up to another world of topics I now want to read further on. The reason it does not go above a 3 star rating is because it drags on, and the conversation style means it can often come across as being a bit circular. I think a more direct style to the co [...]


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