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by Mark Epstein M.D.


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Praise for Open to Desire: "A masterpiece. The book gives nice examples of desire vs craving with real cases. Relating to Ramayana the great epic gives better connection to the time tested learning.

Praise for Open to Desire: "A masterpiece. It teaches us how not to fear and repress, but to rechannel and harness the most powerful energies of life toward freedom and bliss. A fascinating look at the urge for pleasure, with the goal of helping readers accept the sensation of wanting into their lives in ways that are helpful both spiritually and psychologically The book gives nice examples of desire vs craving with real cases. A new understanding with modern lifetime is felt.

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Epstein helps readers overcome their own fears of desire so that they can more readily bridge the gap between self and other, cope with feelings of incompletion, and get past the perception of others as objects. His previous books include Thoughts Without a Thinker, Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart, and Going on Being.

It is common in both Buddhism and Freudian psychoanalysis to treat desire as if it is the root of all suffering and problems, but psychiatrist Mark Epstein believes this to be a grave misunderstanding. In his controversial defense of desire, he makes clear that it is the key to deepening intimacy with ourselves, each other, and our world. Proposing that spiritual attainment does not have to be detached from intimacy or eroticism, Open to Desire begins with an exploration of the state of dissatisfaction that causes us to cling to irrational habits.

by. Epstein, Mark, 1953-.

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Helping readers to reconcile their conflicting thoughts about desire from both a Buddhist and a psychological point of view, Mark Epstein's well-received book now arrives in trade paperback.

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Helped me to understand and accept the sensation of wanting. One of the few books that I like to read again and again.

8 years, 3 months ago at Apr 16 17:09. Really, really liked this book. Helped me to understand and accept the sensation of wanting. Manufacturer: Gotham Release date: 5 January 2006 ISBN-10 : 1592401856 ISBN-13: 9781592401857.

“A masterpiece. . . . It teaches us how not to fear and repress, but to rechannel and harness the most powerful energies of life toward freedom and bliss.” —ROBERT THURMANIt is common in both Buddhism and Freudian psychoanalysis to treat desire as if it is the root of all suffering and problems, but psychiatrist Mark Epstein believes this to be a grave misunderstanding.In his controversial defense of desire, he makes clear that it is the key to deepening intimacy with ourselves, each other, and our world.

Proposing that spiritual attainment does not have to be detached from intimacy or eroticism, Open to Desire begins with an exploration of the state of dissatisfaction that causes us to cling to irrational habits. Dr. Epstein helps readers overcome their own fears of desire so that they can more readily bridge the gap between self and other, cope with feelings of incompletion, and get past the perception of others as objects. Freed from clinging and shame, desire’s spiritual potential can then be opened up.


Comments: (7)

allegro
I checked this book out of the library during a 10-day Intro to Buddhism course at the Tushita Institute in Macleodganj, India.
The course was focused on suffering and and how we must not be attached.

I was looking for an interpretation of the Buddha's teachings that had a more positive perspective on life and offered a way to live Buddhism while living in the modern world - with a husband, friends, coworkers and children.
Surely there is some way to take the Buddha's teachings that is compatible with deriving true pleasure from your children, that offers instruction on healthy ways to be attached to your husband and mother, rather than holing up in a monastery?

This book gave all of that and more. Filled with human stories that make the concepts easy to understand and remember, and offering all the positive perspective that some people hope resides in buddhism
Kata
Love this book. really breaks down the basis of Buddhism with the focus on desire and non attachment. Love the author and have several books of his. Brilliant writer
Bragis
I know Mark's others book and when I found this one I was very excited and anxious!! A not so good beginning.
But the book has satisfied me even so. The text is dense, comprehensive and clear, although the subject is very difficult and tricky.
I gave "only" four stars because I think the Mark's others books are better in the purpose of analyzing/reflecting Buddhism and Psychoanalysis.
I think everyone who has some basic knowledge of Buddhism concepts fundamentals will benefit from reading this book.
Folsa
If you have already read books by Epstein, this will please you as well. It shows that Buddhism isn't just about renunciation, but is very much open to desire if we handle it right.
Auau
Mark achieved a complex thought: the reconciliation of two apparent opposing theories,
on one hand the buddhist practice searching to use desire in a trascendental way
through a number of means and on the other psychoanalytic theory that postuleates the
central role of desire in all achievements in life.
Congratulations to Mark Epstein on essay.
ARE
Want to understand the yin and yang of desire, read this book. Wisdom pours from the pages and nicely integrates historical teachings with modern psychology.
Stan
The book gives nice examples of desire vs craving with real cases.
Relating to Ramayana the great epic gives better connection to the time tested learning.
A new understanding with modern lifetime is felt.
Some correlation to karma yoga, I felt, when craving is differentiated from desire. Results are not in one's hands and anticipating particular result is beset with anxiety and frustration and removes the fun in karma (action)..
A wonderful blending. Of Buddhism with Psychoanalysis that deals with the important question of how we can have mature pleasure.
Open to Desire: The Truth About What the Buddha Taught download epub
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Author: Mark Epstein M.D.
ISBN: 1592401856
Category: Self-Help
Subcategory: Relationships
Language: English
Publisher: Avery; Reprint edition (January 5, 2006)
Pages: 240 pages