Buddhism (A Practical Psychology)
|Ch. Venkata Siva Sai
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|9.00 X 6.00 inch
In Buddhism, the root cause of human suffering, and other problems, is identified as the mind. It thus proposes to tap into this invaluable resource by transforming any unwholesomeness into wholesome-ness. Buddhism instructs sentient beings on how to recognize the mind, calm the mind and handle the mind. The Buddha taught, in his life time, for forty-nine years. Whether his teachings were about the Four Noble Truths, the Twelve Links of Depen-dent Origination, the Six Paramitas, or the Four Encompassing Principles, they invariably involved mind. The mind dictates a person's behavior. If a person's mind is pure, all his/her thoughts, speech and actions, will necessarily be pure. If a person's mind is impure, what he /she hears and sees becomes impure.
Therefore, it is said in one sutra, "When the mind is impure, the being is impure; when the mind is pure, the being is pure." All the pain and suffering in this world are created by the mind. Our minds have wandered among the Six. Realms in numberless lives. It seems that we are never in control. The mind always attaches to colorful external surroundings, seeking tirelessly for fame, fortune, power and love, cons-tantly calculating and discriminating. The truth is, our mind was originally capable of embracing everything just like that of the Buddha's.
It was like the sun and moon, capable of breaking through darkness. It was like fertile soil, capable of enriching the roots of virtue and growing trees of merit. It was like a bright mirror, capable of reflecting everything clearly and truthfully. It was like an ocean, full of immeasurable resources and treasures.
Dr Ch.Venkata Siva Sai is presently working as Assistant Professor in School Of Buddhist Studies and Civilization, Gautama Buddha University, Greater Noida, in Utter Pradesh. He has17 years of teaching experience for P.G, M.Phil, and PhD students. He has published more than 60 Research papers in. various National and. International reputed Journals.
He has been presenting more than 50 papers in various National and international seminars. Previously he worked as Associate Professor, Principal, Head of the Department in various Colleges and Universities.. He has completed his M.A, M.Phil, and PhD from Uni-versity of Hyderabad and Dravidian University. He also had done M.Sc (Psychology,) M.A (Education), M.A (Sanskrit). He worked as Translator for Speeches of Honorable His Holiness Dalai lima in Kalachakra 2006 at Amravati (A.P) His Speciali-zations are Buddhist Ethics, Buddhist Philosophy, Buddhist Psychology, Buddhist Education, Social Engaged Buddhism, Bio-ethics, Engineering Ethics, Human Values and Society, Behavioral Skills, .Personality Development. Counseling etc.
He has published 5 books. He is Life member in Indian Philosophical Congress and Indian Society for Buddhist Studies .He acted as Chair person for many Technical Sessions in Various Nati-onal and International Conferences. He got Gold Medal for PhD.
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