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Dr Benoit has reason to be confident that the ancient Zen masters would have given him their imprimatur. He's understood their secret & made it his own. He invites us most searchingly to do the same.--London Times
One cannot live fully without considering the great questions of life. For this reason we turn to Western psychology & metaphysics for help in solving pr
Paperback, 286 pages
Published September 19th 1995 by Courrier du livre (first published 1951)
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Paul Kotheimer
This book is absolutely amazing, but extremely hard to get through. It's almost as difficult as reading Nietzsche. 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." He says that these things ARE explainable, and he does a very good job of doing so.

So like the Taliban think of time in decades and not minutes, hours, and days, and the American
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Hubert Benoit (1904–1992) was a 20th-century French psychotherapist whose work foreshadowed subsequent developments in integral psychology and integral spirituality.[1][2] His special interest and contribution lay in developing a pioneering form of psychotherapy which integrated a psychoanalytic perspective with insights derived from Eastern spiritual disciplines, in particular from Ch'an and Zen ...more
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“My organism is a link in the immense chain of cosmic cause and effect, and I can only perceive its real sense by considering it in its real place, in its real connection with all the rest, that is to say by considering it from the point of view of the Universe, in my capacity as universal man and not particular man, in so far as I am similar to all other men and not in so far as I am different.” 2 likes
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