Jane Austen and the Buddha: Teachers of Enlightenment.
Duncan argues that Austen's deep understanding of the sources and cure for suffering shares much in common with Buddhism. She finds the Four Noble Truths of Buddhism in Austen's novels: that life contains suffering, that we can discover the causes of suffering, that we can end suffering, and that we can stop suffering by following the Eightfold Path. Duncan applies a combination of insights from psychology and Buddhism to a close reading of Austen's work to help explain Austen's popularity, and to find lessons we can apply to life. Toplight. 2021. Paper. NEW. $29.00