The Supreme Doctrine: Psychological Studies in Zen Thought [Hubert Benoit] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Supreme Doctrine has 25 ratings and 3 reviews. Dr. Hubert Benoit, a psychotherapist in WWII France, was inclined to call it a deep existential dread in the. 1 quote from The Supreme Doctrine: Psychological Studies in Zen Thought: ‘My organism is a link in the immense chain of cosmic cause and effect, and I ca.

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Or “Great doubt, great effort.

Despite this association with Zen Buddhism, Benoit preferred to speak of Ch’an [10] rather than Zen Buddhism, considering that the original Chinese version presented a purer form of the teaching.

Jan 14, Marijn rated it liked it.

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Zeb rated it it was amazing Feb 13, Kyle McKinney marked it as to-read Jul 18, Next to form is the emotional center, with its hopes for success of various sorts on the phenomenal plane. Our animal or emotional self has to learn the same lesson in its own way.

Select the ones that are particularly real or important to you, that give meaning to your life, that you would be lost without: The “old” person dies. We vacillate back and forth, eventually hoping to find some resolution at the midpoint when all else fails.

This superior point of observation is the apex of the triangle, where we’ve risen above the plane of the problem. Our Western minds need a Rosetta Stone in order to decode these elusive Eastern ideas, and to me, this book is it.


Supreme Doctrine: A recap of Benoit’s main ideas

No trivia or quizzes yet. Calm and relaxation occur. But rational explanation is needed to coax Westerners to the edge of this gap.

Our modern chat room. And then the instinctive center is transformed by Charity: But if your experience docyrine like mine, you’ll find the effort truly rewarding. While Huxley promoted The Supreme Doctrine for its discussion of Zen Buddhism from a Western psychological perspective, others highlighted concepts of particular interest.

Murilo Hildebrand de Abreu marked it as to-read Apr 05, The partial inversion represents a compensation that is no longer working to handle distress.

Becoming conscious bemoit that state is not something that will be available to us in the future but is offered to us from this moment, at every moment.

The Supreme Doctrine: Psychological Studies in Zen Thought by Hubert Benoît

David Peterson rated it it was amazing Mar 16, This projected Angel pretends ignorance of its animal self and escapes into dreams. Here’s a list supeeme twelve common ones. I read the first several chapters a little bit at a time over a month or so and then took the book with me on a personal retreat, where his definitions of acceptance and humility proved to be a catalyst for an experience in which I felt as if I encompassed a sphere of knowing too large for my mind to comprehend, where from “up there” everything “down here” was is perfect just as it is, including all the humiliations that life had brought me and all the characteristics that I didn’t like about myself.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The Light of Zen in the West: John rated it really liked it Mar 14, Jonny Lamenza marked it as to-read May 17, Hubert Benoit, Graham Rooth: Matt Reagan rated it it was amazing Mar 06, This is how we keep ourselves at the center of our imaginary universe:.

Mich marked it as to-read Jul 29, If I had to believe Benoit, someone after Satori has stopped being human altogether, he is just an inhuman functioning of the cosmos. So like the Taliban think of hhubert in decades and not minutes, hours, and days, and the American This book is absolutely amazing, but extremely hard to get through. Hubert Benoit — was a 20th-century French psychotherapist whose work foreshadowed subsequent developments in integral psychology and integral spirituality.

Want to Read saving…. Ben added it Dec 14, We see that we’re not omniscient, not unchanging, etc. Do I exercise or get out the ice cream?