Jane Austen and the Buddha: Teachers of Enlightenment.

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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. USED. $15.00