New York Instances Bestseller
From one in every of America’s best minds, a journey by way of psychology, philosophy, and many meditation to point out how Buddhism holds the important thing to ethical readability and enduring happiness.
Robert Wright famously defined in The Ethical Animal how evolution formed the human mind. The thoughts is designed to typically delude us, he argued, about ourselves and concerning the world. And it’s designed to make happiness laborious to maintain.
But when we all know our minds are rigged for anxiousness, melancholy, anger, and greed, what will we do? Wright locates the reply in Buddhism, which discovered 1000’s of years in the past what scientists are solely discovering now. Buddhism holds that human struggling is a results of not seeing the world clearly—and proposes that seeing the world extra clearly, by way of meditation, will make us higher, happier folks.
In Why Buddhism is True, Wright leads readers on a journey by way of psychology, philosophy, and an awesome many silent retreats to point out how and why meditation can function the inspiration for a religious life in a secular age. Without delay excitingly formidable and wittily accessible, that is the primary guide to mix evolutionary psychology with cutting-edge neuroscience to defend the unconventional claims on the coronary heart of Buddhist philosophy. With bracing honesty and fierce knowledge, it’ll persuade you not simply that Buddhism is true—which is to say, a manner out of our delusion—however that it will possibly finally save us from ourselves, as people and as a species.