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By Christmas Humphreys

Satori is a degree alongside the way in which, a gateless gate that has to be entered at the route to enlightenment. With profound concept and consummate compassion, the founding father of the Buddhist Society in London invitations severe scholars of non secular evolution to exploit Western thoughts to accomplish satori, the event of cohesion and divinity in all elements of being. Humphreys refocuses the knowledge of Zen for the Western reader and illuminates the laborious route to enlightenment.

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We lightly speak of truth and falsehood, beauty and 54 B B Y O N D THB O P P O S ITBS uglincss, good and evil. But above each pair is the apex of a triangle, a point of consciousness which includes and absorbs these pairs at the level of Truth, Beauty, and the Good. This Higher Third is the source of, the creation of; and the complete synthesis of its lower correlates. The lowest triangle is based on the 'ground' of manifestation; the highest lifts one to the One and the Many, above which is the One­ without-a-second, and beyond that ?

And analysts have taken patients back to memories of the womb, and further back, to memories of the death that preceded binh. Why this resistance, then, to a doctrine that alone explains so much that nothing else explains ? The 'accidents' of class, and sex, of colour and environment; of mental make-up, introvert or extravert; of early likes and dislikes, aptitudes and inabilities. Are these accidents, at­ tributable to the twin dummies of heredity and environment ? AIe we what we are because of our birth and education, or were we guided to the family and circumstance in which we received our present 'name and form' by the magnetic affinity of past causation ?

This Higher Third is the source of, the creation of; and the complete synthesis of its lower correlates. The lowest triangle is based on the 'ground' of manifestation; the highest lifts one to the One and the Many, above which is the One­ without-a-second, and beyond that ? Presumably T HAT. And the practical value of all this ? It provides as nothing else an escape-hatch from the tyranny of the Opposites. Without it we should be shut below for the whole life-cycle of a universe, tom with perpetual tension and with no escape save a sterile middle way of perpetual compromise.

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