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Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2016 Jun;1373(1):65-71. doi: 10.1111/nyas.13078. Epub 2016 May 6.

Love and compassion meditation: a nondual perspective.

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Department of Psychology, New York University, New York, New York.

Abstract

This paper discusses meditation from the unique perspective of the nondual approach and explores the possible relevance of this approach to applications of love and compassion meditation in clinical settings. It contrasts the nondual approach with the better known gradual or goal-oriented, dualistic view of meditation. This paper also introduces one of the central ideas of the nondual approach-that love and compassion, like other positive qualities that are ordinarily considered as goals of meditation practice, can be found to be already present within oneself as innate dimensions of one's authentic being.

KEYWORDS:

clinical; compassion; love; meditation; nondual awareness; nonduality

PMID:
27152716
DOI:
10.1111/nyas.13078
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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