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The lecture investigates the goals of religion and psychotherapy, and then uses a verse of Zen poetry to identify areas of common approach.
Talk given in 1967.
This talk is part of the series Aspects of Buddhist Psychology.
|1.||Why include Zen in the series? Interest in Zen and misunderstandings (9:46)|
|2.||Psychotherapy and Religion; adjustment therapy and character therapy (13:44)|
|3.||Comparing Buddhism and psychotherapy in general terms (4:11)|
|4.||Spiritual sickness: the Four Noble Truths and the Vimalakirti Nirdesha Sutra (5:26)|
|5.||”All prthagjanas ('worldlings') are mad” (5:29)|
|6.||Three different senses in which 'Zen' is used (4:42)|
|7.||”A special transmission outside the scriptures” (7:18)|
|8.||”No dependence of words and letters” (3:30)|
|9.||”Direct pointing to the mind of man” (2:43)|
|10.||”Seeing into one's own nature, realising Buddhahood” (2:04)|
Total running time: 58:53