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Man cannot live fully until he has considered the great questions of life. It is for this reason that we turn to Western psychology and metaphysics for help in solving our problems.

The approach of psychology and psychotherapy is based on "statistical normality," or the behavior of the greatest number. In an effort to conform, we focus on our problems rather than our possibilities, emulating a norm that falls drastically short of our full capacity for development.

Oriental thought, and Zen thought in particular, seeks to activate the true potential of men and women--to transform our lives, and thereby enable us to shed our problems and suffering.

The Supreme Doctrine applies the essence of Oriental Wisdom to the pursuit of self-knowledge and transcendence. The first step in a holistic psychology is to begin examining the true “state of man,” rather than its aberrations. In so doing, we can give new direction and purpose to our lives.

The author does not advocate “conversion” to Eastern thought, but rather an integration of East and West, wherein Western psychological thinking and reasoning can be enriched and clarified by Oriental wisdom.

Synopsis:

Zen and the Psychology of Transformation

The Supreme Doctine

Foreword by Aldous Huxley

Author's Preface

1.andnbsp; On the General Sense of Zen Thought

2.andnbsp; 'Good' and 'Evil'

3.andnbsp; The Idolatry of 'Salvation'

4.andnbsp; The Existentialism of Zen

5.andnbsp; The Mechanism of Anxiety

6.andnbsp; The Five Modes of Thought of the Natural Man-PsychologicalConditions of Satori

7.andnbsp; Liberty as 'Total Determinism'

8.andnbsp; The Egotistical States

9.andnbsp; The Zen Unconscious

10. Metaphysical Distress

11. Seeing into One's Own Nature-The Spectator of the Spectacle

12. How to Conceive the Inner Task According to Zen

13. Obedience to the Nature of Things

14. Emotion and the Emotive State

15. Sensation and Sentiment

16. On Affectivity

17. The Horseman and the Horse

18. The Primordial Error or 'Original Sin'

19. The Immediate Presence of Satori

20. Passivity of the Mind and Disintegration of our Energy

21. On the Idea of 'Discipline'

22. The Compensations

23. The Inner Alchemy

24. On Humility

Epilogue

IndexIn this classic work, a psychiatrist advocates integrating Western psychology with Zen wisdom.andquot;Should be read by everyone who aspires to know who he is and what he can do to acquire self-knowledge.andquot;
< p > < b > Aldous Huxley < /b > < /p >

Synopsis:

The Supreme Doctrine applies the essence of Oriental Wisdom to the pursuit of self-knowledge and transcendence. The first step in a holistic psychology is to begin examining the true <<state of man, >>rather than his aberrations. In so doing, we can activate our true potential to transform and give new direction and purpose to our lives.

Synopsis:

In this classic work, a psychiatrist advocates integrating Western psychology with Zen wisdom.

About the Author

“Dr. Benoit has discussed the ‘supreme doctrine’ of Zen Buddhism in the light of Western psychological theory and Western psychiatric practice. This is a book that should be read by everybody who aspires to know who he is and what he can do to acquire self-knowledge.”

Table of Contents

Foreword by Aldous Huxley

Author's Preface

1.  On the General Sense of Zen Thought

2.  'Good' and 'Evil'

3.  The Idolatry of 'Salvation'

4.  The Existentialism of Zen

5.  The Mechanism of Anxiety

6.  The Five Modes of Thought of the Natural Man--Psychological Conditions of Satori

7.  Liberty as 'Total Determinism'

8.  The Egotistical States

9.  The Zen Unconscious

10. Metaphysical Distress

11. Seeing into One's Own Nature--The Spectator of the Spectacle

12. How to Conceive the Inner Task According to Zen

13. Obedience to the Nature of Things

14. Emotion and the Emotive State

15. Sensation and Sentiment

16. On Affectivity

17. The Horseman and the Horse

18. The Primordial Error or 'Original Sin'

19. The Immediate Presence of Satori

20. Passivity of the Mind and Disintegration of our Energy

21. On the Idea of 'Discipline'

22. The Compensations

23. The Inner Alchemy

24. On Humility

Epilogue

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780892812721
Introduction:
Huxley, Aldous
Author:
Huxley, Aldous
Author:
Benoit, Hubert
Publisher:
Inner Traditions International
Location:
Rochester, Vt. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Buddhism
Subject:
Zen buddhism
Subject:
Zen Buddhism -- Psychology.
Subject:
Buddhism - General
Subject:
Meditation
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Buddhism
Subject:
Self-Transformation
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 2
Publication Date:
19900331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.8 in 12.53 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Zen and the Psychology of Transformation

The Supreme Doctine

Foreword by Aldous Huxley

Author's Preface

1.andnbsp; On the General Sense of Zen Thought

2.andnbsp; 'Good' and 'Evil'

3.andnbsp; The Idolatry of 'Salvation'

4.andnbsp; The Existentialism of Zen

5.andnbsp; The Mechanism of Anxiety

6.andnbsp; The Five Modes of Thought of the Natural Man-PsychologicalConditions of Satori

7.andnbsp; Liberty as 'Total Determinism'

8.andnbsp; The Egotistical States

9.andnbsp; The Zen Unconscious

10. Metaphysical Distress

11. Seeing into One's Own Nature-The Spectator of the Spectacle

12. How to Conceive the Inner Task According to Zen

13. Obedience to the Nature of Things

14. Emotion and the Emotive State

15. Sensation and Sentiment

16. On Affectivity

17. The Horseman and the Horse

18. The Primordial Error or 'Original Sin'

19. The Immediate Presence of Satori

20. Passivity of the Mind and Disintegration of our Energy

21. On the Idea of 'Discipline'

22. The Compensations

23. The Inner Alchemy

24. On Humility

Epilogue

IndexIn this classic work, a psychiatrist advocates integrating Western psychology with Zen wisdom.andquot;Should be read by everyone who aspires to know who he is and what he can do to acquire self-knowledge.andquot;
< p > < b > Aldous Huxley < /b > < /p >

"Synopsis" by , The Supreme Doctrine applies the essence of Oriental Wisdom to the pursuit of self-knowledge and transcendence. The first step in a holistic psychology is to begin examining the true <<state of man, >>rather than his aberrations. In so doing, we can activate our true potential to transform and give new direction and purpose to our lives.

"Synopsis" by , In this classic work, a psychiatrist advocates integrating Western psychology with Zen wisdom.
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