Phil yip's Blog – July 2009 Archive (2)

why Zen

Why Zen

If you have never come across Zen before, it might seem quite perplexing with it's apparent contradictions and paradoxes. But if you are ready and willing to commit yourself to the Zen "Way" then Zen is one of the most powerful ways to transform the quality of your life that I have ever come across. If you are not ready, looking into Zen will not make the slightest bit of sense and chances are you will soon quit.

Unlike other philosophies Zen is like climbing a huge mountain… Continue

Added by Phil yip on July 7, 2009 at 5:13pm — No Comments

Zen Psychiatry

Zen Psychiatry

As I have suggested before, psychiatry concerns itself with the unreal, or the psychotic. Many psychiatrists will diagnose a person who hears either “inner” or “outer” voices with schizophrenia or schizo-affective disorder. Medication is then used in an attempt to stop the voices from taking place. Interestingly, Zen Meditation has traditionally concerned itself with blocking out thoughts or even internal voices. I would like to argue that psychiatry use Zen Meditation… Continue

Added by Phil yip on July 7, 2009 at 5:11pm — No Comments

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