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The Psychology Podcast

Buddhism and the Impermanence of Life || Joseph Goldstein

Oct 9, 2023
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Buddhist meditation teacher Joseph Goldstein discusses impermanence and enlightenment, emphasizing the need to free the mind from attachment. Topics include mindfulness, flow, wisdom, creativity, different mind states, skillful means, and compassion.
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  • Equanimity and compassion are essential qualities in Buddhism that promote resilience, inner beauty, and empathy.
  • Integration of mindfulness and concentration cultivates resilience, creativity, and a deep sense of being grounded in the present moment.

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The Power of Equanimity and Compassion

Equanimity and compassion are essential qualities in Buddhism. Equanimity allows for a balanced and open mindset that can hold everything without reactive judgments. Compassion arises when we come close to suffering and respond with warmth and connectedness. Equanimity and compassion work together to cultivate resilience and responsiveness to the pain and challenges of ourselves and others. They promote a sense of inner beauty and help us listen more deeply to each other's pain, fostering a more compassionate and empathetic society.

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