The Power of Now (1)

  • The past cannot survive in your presence
    问:人自出生起,经历过去层层迷雾种种陷阱,如何解脱?如何看清? 答:唯一解决问题的方法在现在。无须试着理解过去发生在你身上的一切事情。当此刻的情景引起了你的某种情绪或反应,这就是你的过去在现在的投影...

Challenge to Reason (2)

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    No more is reason to be identified with "thinking" in the sense in which the concept of thinking is used in modern psychology. C. G. Jung in his "Psychological Types" developed the idea that the hu...
  • The Challenge of Improvement
    Is it possible to "improve" the environment, the system in which we live? And what does "improvement' mean anyway? Is it possible to improve a large, complex system without understanding the whole?...

Paris to the Moon (1)

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    The things an American who is abroad for a very long time misses—or at least the things I missed—I was discovering, weren't the things you were supposed to miss. We are supposed to come to Europe...

Lifelines from Our Past (1)

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    The arch critic of civilization, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, proclaimed indignantly that man was born free but everywhere is in chains. But if Rousseau’s contemporaries were weighed down by the chains ...

The Birth and Death of Meaning (3)

  • 第186页 Religion: the quest for the ideal heroism
    The great tragedy of our lives Is that the major question of existence is never put by us -- it is put by personal and social impulsions for us. Very few of us ever find our authentic talent -- usu...
  • 第135页 What is normal?
    Sociological view of mental illness: those least ready to project a sustainable self People diagnosed as "schizophrenics" have unusual sensitivities to others. They are overly perceptive, seeing in...
  • 第84页 Culture and personnality
    A person-object is a locus of causality, capable of introducing undreamed-of events into ones' life. The person-object with whom one has lived for years with mathematical dependability may one day ...
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