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Advances in Psychological Science    2012, Vol. 20 Issue (9) : 1479-1486     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2012.01479
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The Analysis of Self-Compassion and Self-Construal in the Compassion-Contemplation of Buddhism
PENG Yan-Qin;SHEN Jian-Dan
Department of Psychology, Soochow University, Shuzhou 215123, China
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Abstract  The thought of Self-compassion mainly derives from the compassion - contemplation of Buddhism, which is embodied in the awareness and evaluation of oneself when individual is in difficulty: self-awareness — understanding of oneself and the relationship with others objectively; self-experience — dealing with the dilemma in positive emotion such as maitre (loving-kindness), karuna (compassion), mudita (delight), and upeksa (renunciation); self-regulation — establishing a stable and healthy psychological function through self-restraint as well as Zen-meditation. For its own philosophical limits, the western psychology can not touch the core of the compassion-contemplation of buddhism, and combing the latter will help to expand and improve the function of the western self-view.
Keywords self-compassion      the compassion-contemplation of Buddhism      self-awareness      self-experience      self-regulation     
Corresponding Authors: SHEN Jian-Dan   
Issue Date: 15 September 2012
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PENG Yan-Qin,SHEN Jian-Dan. The Analysis of Self-Compassion and Self-Construal in the Compassion-Contemplation of Buddhism[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2012, 20(9): 1479-1486.
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