Hubert Benoit's 'Psychological Studies in Zen Thought'

 
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Hubert Benoit's Supreme Doctrine:
Psychological Studies in ZEN Thought

Hubert Benoit  Who was Hubert Benoit?

Zen  A recap of the main ideas expressed in his writing

Meditation  A Technique of Timeless Realization

 

 
From the introduction by Aldous Huxley:

Even a man who is perfectly adjusted to a deranged society can prepare himself, if he so desires, to become adjusted to the Nature of Things, as it manifests itself in the universe at large and in his own mind-body. This preparation must be carried out on two levels simultaneously. On the psycho-physical level, there must be a letting go of the ego's frantic clutch on the mind-body, a breaking of its bad habits of interfering with the otherwise infallible workings of the entelechy [the vital force that directs an organism toward self-fulfillment], of obstructing the flow of life and grace and inspiration. At the same time, on the intellectual level, there must be a constant self-reminder that our all too human likes and dislikes are not absolutes, that yin and yang, negative and positive, are reconciled in the Tao, that "One is the denial of all denials," that "the eye with which we see God (if and when we see him) is the same as the eye with which God sees us....."

  • A correspondent, Daniel Tigner, told me he had first come across Benoit's works in "Books I Have Loved" by Osho (Rajneesh). This was the first time I had heard that Osho was a Benoit fan.
  • See Sources & Links for information on ordering Benoit's books, including a new translation of The Supreme Doctrine & The Interior Realization by Graham Rooth.

                     
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