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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This projected Angel pretends ignorance of its animal self and escapes into dreams. Lists with This Book. For Robert Powell, a contemporary of Huxley, it was Benoit’s approach to existential anxiety. Then a few dpctrine ago I was inspired to blow the dust off and reread it. Hubert Benoit — was a 20th-century French psychotherapist whose work foreshadowed subsequent developments in integral psychology and integral spirituality.

Murilo Hildebrand de Abreu marked it as to-read Apr 05, In his work he stressed the significance of establishing a metaphysical framework within which an intellectual understanding of the human predicament could develop.

Disappointment may lead to a plan to have “no expectations. Likewise, trying to offset disappointment by adopting an attitude of no-expectation doesn’t work, since it creates an expectation of no-expectation, but a conciliation of these opposites yields an impartiality to fulfillment or disappointment of our expectations.

Benoit is explaining in “occidental” terms to “occidental thinkers” what is meant by Zen literature when it asserts that “From the beginning nothing was” or “Attention, that is the whole of the teaching. Compensations The very nature of our inner, personal world is a system of images from our memory arranged according to our individual psychosomatic structures into compensations. Benoit’s studies led him to the Vedanta and Taoism as well as Zen Buddhism. 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 to his own thought patterns.


Honesty, moral integrity 9. In fact, in the Dao de Jing it says: But something keeps us from becoming aware of it.

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Zen, or any system of facing ourselves rather than running away from ourselves, accelerates the process. Who did the new translation? Jonny Lamenza marked it as to-read May 17, Kirill Mazor is currently reading it Nov 09, Humility and acceptance Benoit distinguishes between acceptance and resignation.

Roger Abrego rated it it was amazing Dec 01, Now picture a triangle with the love-hate line as the base. Matt Hahn rated it liked it Apr 07, Triangulating to a point of observation above desire and offsetting fear produces true detachment.

Supreme Doctrine: a recap of Hubert Benoit’s main ideas

Welcome to Religious Forums, a friendly forum to discuss all religions in a friendly surrounding. 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.

And finally “A wandering cur who begs food and pity, ssupreme chased away by doftrine street urchins, is transformed into a lion with a golden mane, whose roar strikes terror in the hearts of all feeble creatures.

George Allen and Unwin. When the abstract self rides high and the animal self low, the idealist comes into being.

Imbalances between these two sides of us result in the creation of materialists and idealists see below. Benolt hope and pray that one day I will so courageous as to just give it all up.


Letters of Aldous Huxley, edited by Grover Smith. Chris O’connore marked it as to-read Jun 13, Dillon marked it as to-read Jun 21, Elias Abo Sine marked it as to-read Oct 02, Eucaristos marked it as to-read Feb 11, First to coalesce is the instinctive center, with its appetite to exist, its desire to affirm a xupreme self, and a desire for only the positive aspects of existence.

Hubert Benoit (psychotherapist)

During his long convalescence, [4] he extended his pre-existing interest in psychoanalysis and in Oriental spirituality. We either try to change the outside world or the inside world.

We see that we’re not omniscient, not unchanging, etc. But the true teacher is our daily life. Kyle McKinney marked it as to-read Jul 18, Randhir marked it as to-read May 27, 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.

The general argument often takes the form of indulgence versus restraint. I came to realise that there is an impersonal and non-individual kind of truth which exists beyond the systems of thought produced by individual philosophers.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Benoit defines this situation as neurosis.