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Living zen

Author: Robert Linssen
Publisher: New York : Macmillan, 1958.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Linssen
OCLC Number: 2295025
Notes: "Translated from the French 'Essais sur le Bouddhisme en Général et sur le Zen en Particulier'."
Description: 348 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Part One --
I. Summary history of Buddhism --
II. Short historical sketch of Zen --
III. Is Buddhism a philosophy? --
IV. Is Buddhism a religion? --
V. The notion of God in Buddhism --
VI. The illusory character of aid, of salvation, of all systems --
VII. The nature of things --
VIII. Complementarity of physics and psychology --
IX. The force of habit --
X. The action of the force of habit on the mind according to psychological types --
XI. Memory-habits and the birth of the 'I-process' --
XII. Tanha, or the thirst of becoming --
XIII. Obedience to the nature of things --
XIV. Nirvana or Satori --
XV. Nirvana and the void --
XVI. Nirvana, Satori, and lucid love --
XVII. Lucidity without ideation --
XVIII. Nirvana, Satori and the present --
XIX. Satori and the Zen unconscious --
XX. Characteristics of Satori according to the Zen masters --
XXI. Zen Buddhism and everyday life --
XXII. The inadequacies --
XXIII. Buddhism and social problems --
XXIV. Buddhism and Christianity --
XXV. Similarities between Zen and Krishnamurti --
XXVI. Divergencies between Buddhism, Zen, and Krishnamurti --
Note 1: commentary on a 'Koan' --
Note II: brief survey of the Tibetan schools of philosophy, of the 'oral transmission', of the (so-called) 'secret doctrines', by Madame A. David-Neel --
Part Two --
Introduction to the conclusions --
I. Transformation of physical life and its relations with the psycho-physical unity --
II. Transformation of human relations --
III. The true 'letting-go' effected by 'love intelligence' --
Note I: On the birth of thoughts --
Note II: Satori and the research techniques of physicists --
Note III: From personal consciousness to the state of Satori --
Note IV. Parable of the flame and the smoke. --
Marginal notes
Responsibility: Robert Linssen ; pref. by Christmas Humphreys ; foreword by R. Godel ; translated by Diana Abrahams-Curiel.

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