Hubert Benoit's 'Psychological Studies in Zen Thought'
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Psychological Studies in ZEN Thought
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.
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