Siddhārtha's Brain: Unlocking the Ancient Science of Enlightenment

Siddhārtha's Brain: Unlocking the Ancient Science of Enlightenment

James Kingsland

within the 5th century BCE, in northern India, Siddhartha, the wandering sage who turned the Buddha, constructed a software, rooted in meditation and mindfulness, for studying the brain and reaching lasting peace and contentment. Twenty-five centuries later, people have remodeled every thing approximately our world—except our brains, which stay an identical strong but mistaken tools possessed by way of our ancestors. What if the answer we search to the mental difficulties of lifestyles within the electronic age—distraction, anxiousness, habit, lack of deep meaning—had already been labored out by way of the Buddha in historical India? beautiful to readers of japanese knowledge and Jon Kabat-Zinn, in addition to to fanatics of bestsellers through Oliver Sacks and Malcolm Gladwell, acclaimed technology author and practising Buddhist James Kingsland unearths how scientists at the moment are unlocking the extraordinary secrets and techniques of Siddhartha’s brain.

Moving without difficulty among technology and scripture, Kingsland charts Siddhartha’s non secular trip and explains how new study by means of prime neuroscientists and scientific psychologists—many of whom are interviewed in those pages—suggests that mindfulness perform reconfigures our brains to make us sharper, smarter, more healthy, and happier, and that it may possibly aid deal with tension, nervousness, melancholy, persistent ache, high blood pressure, and substance abuse. There have even been tricks that meditation can improve immune functionality, sluggish mobile getting older, and continue dementia at bay. that includes six guided meditations, Siddhartha’s mind is a realistic and encouraging odyssey of brain and spirit.

“Our existence is formed by way of our brain; we turn into what we think.”—Siddhartha

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