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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   

  1. Department of Psychology, Soochow University, Shuzhou 215123, China
  • Received:2011-12-12 Online:2012-09-15 Published:2012-09-15
  • Contact: SHEN Jian-Dan

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.

Key words: self-compassion, the compassion-contemplation of Buddhism, self-awareness, self-experience, self-regulation