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By Karlfried Graf Durckheim

The guiding subject matter of psychotherapist Karlfried Dürckheim’s paintings is that you'll be able to turn into “transparent to transcendence.” An early Western authority on Zen, he used to be one of many first to convey its how you can Europe. Incorporating Zen and intensity psychology into his perform, Dürckheim was once additionally one of many earliest transpersonal psychologists. His non secular perform of mixing Jung, Meister Eckhart, and Zazen proved to guide to moments of upper cognizance, which he defined as “privileged moments.” In The method of Transformation, one among his so much concise and profound works, Dürckheim exhibits that when readers scrape away own boundaries and unfastened the divine spark inside, those radiant, life-altering events can take place at any time. His meditative method of day-by-day actions turns basic projects equivalent to making tea, posting a letter, or washing dishes into moments of recent know-how: daily life as a non secular practice.

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Only by means of a continuous single-minded effort can ­ this process in the long run either bring about transformation or exclude all that stands in the way of such permeability. * With reg ard to the development of critical self-awareness , what element in it should we consider most im port ant to p r actis e ? It is the awakening of, the separating out and , as it w ere, the making arti cul ate a new sense that can smell out i nne r truth . Such work requires the d ev elopm e nt of a sensitivity which will enable us reliably to p erceiv e all devi atio ns from the true inner order.

Each moment is a summons cal ling us to recollect and prove ourselves. There is no activity, serving whatever external purpose, that does not contain an opportunity to dedicate ourselves more arde ntly to the search for truth. No matter what we are doing - w alki ng , standing or sitting, writ ing , speaking or being silent, attackin g something or defending ourselves, helping or serving others - whatever the task, it is possible to carry it o u t with a posture and an attitude that will more and more establish the c ontact with being.

The correct attitude necessary for the fulfilment of his life as a Person is one in which his conditioned body has become transparent - in ot he r words, m ade permeable for the revelation of his essen tial being. - * TH � 58 WAY 0 F T R A N H fl 0 R M A T I 0 N That w h ic h , above all else:, stands in the way of the realization of the p e rso n , is the fixed att i tu de - or crystallization - by means of which man attempts to establish his security and to � him­ self in the world . The ph ys i c al expression of such a fixation ia easily apparent in anyone whose ego is strivin g to attain security.

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