The Supreme Doctrine is rich and dense in its explanation of how the individual man forms and matures. Benoit refers to this process as the pattern of our natural . 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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Animal testing Archival research Behavior epigenetics Case study Content analysis Experiments Human subject research Interviews Neuroimaging Observation Psychophysics Qualitative research Quantitative research Self-report inventory Statistical surveys. Ville Halonen marked it as to-read Aug 31, Satori is released at the instant when the absurdity of all our pretentious efforts produces true humility.

This occurs through two channels, both of which have to be activated. Robert Fuller rated it really liked it Jun 12, Bashi rated it it was amazing Nov 03, The Supreme Doctrine is considered a classic in Zen literature, at least among Westerners.

For Robert Powell, a contemporary of Huxley, it was Benoit’s approach to existential anxiety. The truth, according to Benoit and to Zen, is that this paradise is not something past or future but has always been our state and is our eternal being.

Nobody has written so scientifically and yet so poetically Zen, or any system of facing ourselves rather than running away from ourselves, hubbert the process.

Instead of trying to modify our pretenses so that we become more adept at avoiding reality, this approach involves using the evidence that comes to us to understand reality and be transformed by it. He ought to accomplish formal thought doctrin the point of breaking up the form. This outside world, or not-self, threatens to overwhelm our very existence.


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The Supreme Doctrine Quotes by Hubert BenoƮt

Letters of Aldous Huxley, edited by Grover Smith. This is how we keep ourselves at the center of our imaginary universe:. Peter Heyward marked it as to-read Mar 28, Roger Hbuert rated it it was amazing Dec 01, In this case, we want to be loved but are unable to accept any particular opportunity that comes along, because we both love and hate the same object.

The hybert When our abstract self is weak and the animal self strong, we become convinced that the threatening not-self can be neutralized over time, by accumulating material wealth and thus building a moat of security.

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Nubert Veeraraghavan marked it as to-read Oct 01, A common combination, for example, is that of loving and being loved, which is the ego both nourishing and being nourished by the outside world.

Jan 14, Marijn rated it liked it. The ultimate viewpoint, that of reality, is clearly inexpressible; and the teacher would harm the pupil if he let him forget that the whole problem is precisely one of leaping the gap which separates verbal truth from real knowledge.

They have to receive messages from cerebral cells, which are active, or “doing,” telling the medullar cells to stop doing.

Hubert Benoit, a psychotherapist in WWII France, was inclined to call it a deep existential dread in the face of death or nothingness. In short, to obtain satori, it is a question of obtaining the transformation of spreme instantaneous perceptions of existing-more-or-less-than-a-moment-ago into a continuous perception which will then be just perception of existing.


He saw in people around him the patterns of fear and subsequent avoidance of reality we’ve described above, and had a feeling he could release HIMSELF forever from that icy spasm of nothingness with the help of the tranquility of his forced inaction and a close attention doctrinr his own thought patterns.

I came to realise uhbert there is an impersonal and non-individual kind of truth which exists beyond the systems of thought produced by individual philosophers.

Hubert Benoit: Makes my head hurt, but might be good for you

Benoit refers to this process as the pattern of our natural development, which leaves us with a great sense of metaphysical distress. In one of her two books Charlotte Joko Beck says that Zen and the Psychology of Transformation, The Supreme Doctrine, was more important to her than any teacher in the flesh.

Benoit refers to this organism as the “natural man. Tom marked it as to-read May 31, Conciliation of opposites What do we generally do about our inner conflict or distress? Hubert certainly is important as one puts the pieces together.

Very dense, very rewarding.

Th To my mind, The Supreme Hubfrt does exactly what it wants to warn against: The general argument often takes the form of indulgence versus restraint. What happens when we struggle between fear and desire?

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