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Seeing Clearly: A Buddhist Guide to Life

Nicolas Bommarito

Abstract

Many of us, even on our happiest days, struggle to quiet the constant buzz of anxiety in the background of our minds. All kinds of worries—worries about losing people and things, worries about how we seem to others—keep us from peace of mind. Distracted or misled by our preoccupations, misconceptions, and, most of all, our obsession with ourselves, we do not see the world clearly—we do not see the world as it really is. In our search for happiness and the good life, this is the main problem. But luckily there is a solution, and on the path to understanding it, we can make use of the rich and v ... More

Keywords: happy, anxiety, worries, obsession, Buddhist thought, Buddhist philosophy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190887506
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190887506.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicolas Bommarito, author
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Buffalo