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by Hubert Benoit,Graham Rooth


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Start by marking The Light of Zen in the West . The volume also contains two lesser known works - Buddha and the Intuition of the Universal and Techniques of Timeless Realization - and has a glossary and index

The volume also contains two lesser known works - Buddha and the Intuition of the Universal and Techniques of Timeless Realization - and has a glossary and index. Benoit's writings on the human predicament were influenced by his studies in Zen Buddhism and psychoanalysis.

Following the success of the publication of "The Supreme Doctrine" in 1998, Sussex Academic is proud to announce a completely new and updated translation by Graham Rooth, MD, MRCPsych, of this seminal work.

Supreme doctrine is just that. Hubert Benoit must have spent quite some time mulling over the mystery and paradox of the Zen masters. If one is sincere about understanding the depth of their mind and how they relate to the universe, then this book cannot be overlooked.

Highly recommended study of Zen. Published by Thriftbooks This new translation of Hubert Benoit's work constitutes one of the most important, and challenging, books ever written on the nature.

by Graham Rooth and Hubert Benoît. Highly recommended study of Zen. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 12 years ago. Dr. Benoit provided the Western world an excellent collection of insights into life based on his study of the earliest Zen/Ch'an teachers, Western psychology and, I'm sure, personal suffering. This new translation of Hubert Benoit's work constitutes one of the most important, and challenging, books ever written on the nature of Zen and its relation to human psychology.

The Supreme Doctrine; Psychological Studies in Zen Thought. Benoit created with this book a western scientific basis of Zen. Carlotte Joko Beck and her students have created a new Zen called "Ordinary Mind Zen" from a synthesis of Benoit's work and Japanese formal Zen practice. This is a very difficult book to read. The book was translated from the French.

Benoit, Hubert (1998). Brighton, UK; Portland, Oregon, . Sussex Academic Press. pp. xv. ISBN 1-898723-14-1.

Eastbourne, UK; Portland, Oregon, USA: Sussex Academic Press. Benoit, Hubert (1998).

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The volume is complemented by a detailed Glossary, an Index, an Original Foreword by Aldous Huxley (1955), an Original Preface by Swami Siddheswarananda (1955), and a Contemporary Foreword by Professor Asanga Tilakaratne. Benoits writings on the human predicament and the path to inner freedom were influenced by his studies in Zen Buddhism and psychoanalysis.

Following the success of the publication of "The Supreme Doctrine" in 1998, Sussex Academic is proud to announce a completely new and updated . Sussex Academic Press (2004). Similar books and articles.

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Following the success of the publication of The Supreme Doctrine in 1998, Sussex Academic Press is proud to announce a completely new and updated translation by Graham Rooth, MD, MRCPsych, of this seminal work. The Light of Zen in the West also includes a new translation of one of Benoit's other major texts, The Realization of the Self. The volume also contains two lesser known works - Buddha and the Intuition of the Universal and Techniques of Timeless Realization - and has a glossary and index. Benoit's writings on the human predicament were influenced by his studies in Zen Buddhism and psychoanalysis. Both books foreshadow contemporary transpersonal and integral psychology: through the re-integration of psychology and metaphysics, Benoit invites us to make our own journey toward spiritual transformation and the intuitive understanding of universal truths.

Comments: (7)

VizoRRR
Dr. Benoit provided the Western world an excellent collection of insights into life based on his study of the earliest Zen/Ch'an teachers, Western psychology and, I'm sure, personal suffering. These were essays in the true, original sense of the word: attempts. Each chapter pretty much stands on its own as a new effort of understanding. It represents a considerably deeper view of Zen than is popularly circulated. Benoit brings the necessity of self-knowledge to the mix of energetic meditation and satoris that people associate with modern Zen, and he provides hard won clues as to what self-knowledge really can consist of. It is a study of partiality. We are, unknowingly, dreaming our lives. The psyche is steeped in conditioning of all sorts that it mistakes for objectivity. Among these conditioned beliefs masquerading as objectivity are those that assert that we are free, that we have the power to improve ourselves, that our perpetual failures are personal faults. Zen is not or ought not to be a self-improvement program. All this personal improvement stuff is symptomatic of the illness not the cure. There is above us, beyond the reach of personal ambition, a healing goodness that is trying to find us.

Graham Rooth's apparently rather free translation is excellent. The original translation was at times unnecessarily difficult, involving made-up words and requiring knowledge of clinical psychology beyond what most of us have, and reminding one painfully at times of the well- educated, French academician. Graham Rooth seems to have fully understood the author's purposes and communicates them quite well. This is the type of material that requires a long digestion. It's not the type of book you can read once and get. It's one of those rare books that is about something Real, the real possibility of inner transformation, and so it is of great value, especially in this bizarre world of empty, soul-less distractions.
Punind
This is a must read for anyone interested in inner work and freedom. The book is not the usual self-help stuff or exclamations about the virtues of states which you are unable to access for more than a moment. This is a real book by someone who has tried many avenues including Gurdjieff and Zen and has been able to assess the results of his efforts objectively. The author is a psychologist who is familiar with the obstacles and does not offer a one size fits all solution. Instead, he looks at efforts and without discounting them in any way, he puts them in perspective by revealing the underlying assumptions. This is a book about understanding by a careful and precise writer with a real search.
Vishura
Really too bad Graham Rooth's translation of "The Supreme Doctrine" and "The Realization of Self" appears to be out of print. Because it's a fantastic 2-in-1. "The Realization of Self" was written after "The Supreme Doctrine" and towards the end of Benoit's life, and is a much distilled, more mature, more succinct attempt to capture that which cannot be captured. But it sure is a valiant effort. If you can pick it up used for a reasonable price, I highly recommend it. Otherwise, you'll have to go for another translation.
Laizel
This new translation of Hubert Benoit's work constitutes one of the most important, and challenging, books ever written on the nature of Zen and its relation to human psychology. Graham Rooth is to be congratulated for giving us a better translation of Benoit's classic work. And Sussex Academic Press is to be congratulated for publishing this collection of Benoit's work in a single volume.

Benoit unpacks the teaching of Hui-Neng in terms of modern psychology (and its relation to classical metaphysics). However, this unpacking unfolds over several hundred pages of dense analytical work in which Benoit sometimes shifts his perspective and amends his conclusions. This book requires both patience and determination.

My suggestion is to first scan through this collection and establish a reading map for further, in-depth, consideration. Read this work selectively, one small part at a time, reading those parts that make the most sense, first. This book is not easy to understand --like Zen itself, it challenges the way you think. However, once you get a foothold, it is a book that you can return to for many, many years.

For serious students of Zen, this book is one of the most important and valuable books ever written. It is well worth the struggle that it will require.
Xinetan
I would never have found this wonderful book (which incorporates "The Supreme Doctrine," which I read as an undergraduate many decades ago, and "The Realization of the Self") had not a wiser man than I recommended it. The writing sometimes is dense, as is the argument. But perseverance brings rewards and at least the promise of a better state of consciousness, if you are patient and work hard... and patient and work hard... and patient and....
Ionzar
great text explaining the philosophy and practice of zen in the modern world. Sometimes the explanation is complex, not sure if this is due to the difficult translation.

Wonderful translation...
Erienan
If Banished to an Island and could only take one book, this would be it. Though not the easiest read it is the best explanation I have ever read about whats transpiring. I have read hundreds of books from different faiths yet this one encapsulates in words, which is impossible, better than any Ive read. Couldn't put it down. Its a slow read,preferably read in quietness, but once finished you will be left satisfied relaxed and quite possibly the end of seeking where one can begin to BECOME what he has been shown. The supposed separation of Subjects and objects is difficult to transcend, especially in our sense craved western world. This book will assist in dissolving any such notions of so called separate entities
The Light of Zen in the West: Incorporating The Supreme Doctrine and The Realization of the Self download epub
Humanities
Author: Hubert Benoit,Graham Rooth
ISBN: 1845190157
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Language: English
Publisher: Sussex Academic Press (August 1, 2004)
Pages: 316 pages