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What are meditation and psychotherapy? In this lecture Sangharakshita appeals for a synthesis between the two approaches.
Talk given in 1970.
This talk is part of the series Aspects of the Higher Evolution of the Individual.
|2.||What is meditation? i. Unification and integration of psychic energies - true concentration and true selfhood (8:31)|
|3.||Similes for the four progressive stages of concentration (5:44)|
|4.||ii. Intensification and expansion iii. 'Contemplation' - Insight (6:00)|
|5.||What is psychotherapy? Carl Jaspers' definition; psychoanalysis - Freudian theory of repressed emotion; psychotherapy and the growth of mental illness (15:06)|
|6.||The relation between meditation and psychotherapy - 'an only-partial anatagonism'; some common features (6:09)|
|7.||A vitally important difference (4:38)|
|8.||'Objections, counter-objections, and qualifications' (8:27)|
|9.||An appeal for synthesis (4:15)|
Total running time: 1:02:08