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Contribution of Buddhist mindfulness to the transformation of conflict : dependent origination (paticca-samuppada) and deconstruction of identity

Asian studies

Dr. Anja Zalta je v znanstveni reviji Asian studies objavila članek z naslovom “Contribution of Buddhist mindfulness to the transformation of conflict : dependent origination (paticca-samuppada) and deconstruction of identity”.

 

Abstract:

The article presents Buddhist mindfulness as a method for con ict transformation. On the basis of the concept of paticca-samuppāda (dependent origination) and anatta (non- self ) the article (de)constructs the phases of identity formation. In Buddhist understand- ing, con ict is the result of defensiveness and misconceptions, and thus it is central to understand the mechanism by which the idea of “I” or “self ” is established. e purpose of mindfulness is (among other things) to achieve a radical change in perception, which leads to “de-automatization” of mental mechanisms and suspends the identi cation with sensory and mental experiences that an individual calls a separate “I”.

Since the Buddhist approach to con ict is based on a theory of cognition, this article emphasizes the individual e ort needed for con ict transformation. Only later could or should this knowledge be applicable to a wider social environment, taking into account the diversity of socio-cultural conditions.

 

Članek je dostopen na: https://revije.ff.uni-lj.si/as/article/viewFile/6371/6679