Light of Zen in the West: Incorporating "The Supreme Doctrine" and "The Realization of the Self"

Light of Zen in the West: Incorporating "The Supreme Doctrine" and "The Realization of the Self"

By: Graham Rooth (author)Paperback

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Following the success of the publication of "The Supreme Doctrine" in 1998, Sussex Academic is proud to announce a completely new and updated translation by Graham Rooth, MD, MRCPsych, of this seminal work. This Centenary Commemorative Edition also includes two lesser known works Buddha and the Intuition of the Universal' and Techniques of Timeless Realization'. The volume is complemented by a detailed Glossary, an Index, an Original Foreword by Aldous Huxley (1955), an Original Preface by Swami Siddheswarananda (1955), and a Contemporary Foreword by Professor Asanga Tilakaratne, Director Postgraduate Studies at the Institute of Pali and Buddhist. Benoit's writings on the human predicament were influenced by his studies in Zen Buddhism and psychoanalysis. Both books foreshadow contemporary transpersonal and integral psychology: through the re-integration of psychology and metaphysics, Benoit invites us to make our own journey toward spiritual transformation and the intuitive understanding of universal truths.

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Graham Rooth is a retired Consultant Psychiatrist with a longstanding interest in languages, and the relationship between Spirituality and the Humanistic Therapies.


Contents: Zen Thought: An Overview; Good and Evil; Salvation as Idolatry; Zen Existentialism; The Mechanisms of Distress; The Five Modes of Thought and the Psychological Conditions for Satori; Freedom -- Total Determinism'; The Egotistical States; The Zen Unconscious; Metaphysical' Distress; Seeing Into One's Own Nature -- The Spectator of the Spectacle; Practical Implications of the Zen Approach to Inner Work; Obedience to the Nature of Things; Emotions and Emotional States; Sensation and Feeling; Pleasure, Pain and the Affective Response; The Rider and the Horse; The Primordial Error or Original Sin'; The Immediate Presence of Satori; The Mind's Passivity and the Disintegration of Our Energy; Concerning Discipline'; Compensations; Inner Alchemy; Humility; Metaphysical Insights; The Validity of Intellect in the Domain of Metaphysics; The Noumenal Domain; The Creative Principle; The Nature of God; Are Phenomena Real?; Why Does God Manifest Himself?; Two Ways of Thinking About the Cosmos; The Genesis of Creation; The Purusha-Prakriti Duality; Divine Indifference; The Law of Interconditioning; Our Total Conditioning as Human Beings; The Role of the Demiurge; God and Man; A Critique of Systematic Methods; Theoretical Understanding at the Intellectual Level and Lived Knowledge'; Dying in order to be Re-born; The Search for Happiness; Duality and Dualism: The Possibility of Perfect Humility; Good and Evil; The Conditions which Precede Realisation; How To Bring About a Progressive Reduction in One's Pride; Benoit's Technique of Timeless Realisation; Buddha and the Intuition of the Universal; Glossary of Terms; Index.

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  • publication date: 01/07/2004
  • ISBN13: 9781845190156
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 316
  • ID: 9781845190156
  • weight: 516
  • ISBN10: 1845190157

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