Erich Fromm

Psychoanalysis and Zen Buddhism

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The renowned psychoanalyst and New York Times–bestselling author of The Art of Loving unites philosophy from the East and West.
In 1957, social philosopher and psychoanalyst Erich Fromm invited Daisetz T. Suzuki, the most famous Zen Buddhist master in the Western world, to a seminar at his new home in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Their discussion was one of the highlights of Fromm’s life, and the paper Fromm presented (and later expanded into a book) was a watershed work. Fromm demonstrates his mastery of the philosophy and practice of Zen, perfectly articulating how Zen tenets fit into the ideas of psychoanalysis. In this text, he creates new perspectives on both systems of thought. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erich Fromm including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.
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149 printed pages
Original publication
2013
Publication year
2013
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    We come, then, to the conclusion that consciousness and unconsciousness are socially conditioned. I am aware of all my feelings and thoughts which are permitted to penetrate the threefold filter of (socially conditioned) language, logic, and taboos (social character).
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    To follow God’s will in the sense of true surrender of egoism is best done if there is no concept of God. Paradoxically, I truly follow God’s will if I forget about God. Zen’s concept of emptiness implies the true meaning of giving up one’s will, yet without the danger of regressing to the idolatrous concept of a helping father.
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    The term intellection raises a very important problem: Is intellection the same as consciousness?

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