Mark Epstein

A Quote by Mark Epstein on buddhism, language, words, and wisdom

As my Buddhist teachers have shown me, wisdom emerges in the space around words as much as from language itself.

Mark Epstein

Source: Going to Pieces without Falling Apart: A Buddhist Perspective on Wholeness

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A Quote by Mark Epstein on buddhism, happiness, self, and letting go

Buddhism teaches us that happiness does not come from any kind of acquisitiveness, be it material or psychological. Happiness comes from letting go. In Buddhism, the impenetrable, separate, and individuated self is more of the problem than the solution.

Mark Epstein

Source: Going to Pieces without Falling Apart: A Buddhist Perspective on Wholeness

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Mark Epstein on happiness, buddhism, accumulation, completion, surrender, letting go, and perfection

When we seek happiness through accumulation, either outside of ourselves--from other people, relationships, or material goods--or from our own self-development, we are missing the essential point. In either case we are trying to find completion. But according to Buddhism, such a strategy is doomed. Completion comes not from adding another piece to ourselves but from surrendering our ideas of perfection.

Mark Epstein

Source: Going to Pieces without Falling Apart: A Buddhist Perspective on Wholeness

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Mark Epstein on reality, self, unknown, mystery, and understanding

We are looking for a way to feel more real, but we do not realize that to feel more real we have to push ourselves further into the unknown.

Mark Epstein

Source: Going to Pieces without Falling Apart: A Buddhist Perspective on Wholeness

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Mark Epstein on self, buddhism, and psychology

The central premise of this book is that the Western psychological notion of what it means to have a self is flawed.

Mark Epstein

Source: Going to Pieces without Falling Apart: A Buddhist Perspective on Wholeness

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Mark Epstein on self-awareness, psyche, delusion, truth, psychology, buddhism, healing, perception, addiction, and detachment

If aspects of the person remain undigested--cut off, denied, projected, rejected, indulged, or otherwise unassimilated--they become the points around which the core forces of greed, hatred and delusion attach themselves.

Mark Epstein

Source: Thoughts Without a Thinker

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A Quote by Mark Epstein

When we immerse ourself in desire without guilt, shame or clinging, it can show us something special about our own minds that allows us to embrace life fully.

Mark Epstein

Source: Open To Desire..The Truth about What the Buddha Taught

Contributed by: Michael

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