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Buddhism and Psychoanalysis

by Sangharakshita

Investigating the relationship between Buddhism and the principles of the major schools of psychoanalysis, Sangharakshita concludes that though there is much in common, psychoanalysis is limited in its understanding of human potential, often working only with concepts of 'normality'.

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1. Introduction: comparisons between East and West (17:37) 
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2. Infantile attitudes: Man's tendency to regress to dependence on an omnipotent being (13:26) 
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3. Man's questions answered by man himself (11:26) 
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4. The Buddha as physician; Buddhism as therapy (11:12) 
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5. Limitations of psychoanalysis (7:54) 

Total running time: 1:01:35