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Destructive Emotions by Daniel Goleman

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Published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Buddhism,
  • Popular psychology,
  • Psychology

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages432
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7962278M
ISBN 100747561826
ISBN 109780747561828

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There is a lot of good advice in this book about handling destructive emotions, but the scope is actually wider than that. I found it to be more of an exploration of the nature of emotion and how to live with emotions in a balanced way. There are advantages and disadvantages to this approach to writing/5(). 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 documents an extraordinary dialogue between the Dalai Lama and a group of two neuroscientists, three psychologists, two Buddhist monks, a philosopher and two Tibetan translators, drawn together from the United States, France, Thailand, Canada and Nepal to explore how destructive emotions, namely hatred, craving, and Cited by: In Destructive Emotions, Daniel Goleman, the author of Emotional Intelligence and coordinator of the Dharamasala meeting, chronicles these occasionally technical and esoteric discussions with clarity and humor. From Goleman’s eloquent summary emerge several intriguing glimpses into how humans might improve their emotional balance.

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. In a Nutshell: This fascinating volume covers the proceedings at the Seventh Mind and Life Conference that took place in Dharamasala, India, for five days in March The Dalai Lama and other Buddhist scholars met with Western scientists and philosophers to discuss destructive emotions, feelings in everyday life, windows into the brain, mastering emotional skills, and reasons for optimism.   Regarding destructive emotions, there is very little in the book, which refers to 'root causes' of those emotions. Rather there is an emphasis on controlling emotions. This approach attempts to deal with symptoms via practices intended to annihilate desire/craving (the dharma practice) The apparent contradiction is this -- parental love /5(96). Destructive Emotions One can tell the ideas discussed in this book are ethically driven. To me that is important, because I do not like feeling I need to fact check a book. This was my first exposure to the Dalai Lama and Buddhist teachings. Learning about it through scientific dialogue definitely gives one a unique perspective.

The Buddhists and scientists worked together to review research and determine methods to conquer what they have termed "destructive emotions"--feelings like anger, depression, and fear. Managing Negative Emotions: The initial challenge in the use of mindfulness is not to suppress or oppose destructive mental states but to see their emergence, the arising and passing : Owen Flanagan. Destructive Emotions. By Daniel Goleman. I truly enjoyed the book. I learned how my past has been holding me back from being happy and how to learn how to let go of a lot of my past through meditation. I’d like to also thank Lucy Parsons Bookstore for the gifts of these books as I wouldn’t have them any other way as I wouldn’t be able to.   Description of Destructive Emotions by Daniel Goleman PDF. Destructive Emotions is the psychology, social sciences and philosophy guide which tell the reader how to live a happier life by controlling three poisons of unhappiness. Daniel Goleman is the author of this fantastic book. Our lives become more charismatic and happier if we live in peace.