10 Psychotherapeutic Zen Principles

I. The Principles (Basic, Non-Exclusive List)

....A. The Four Noble Truths (Noble Because They Will Make a Difference in Life)

.........1. Suffering (Fundamental Fact of Life)

.........2. Ignorance (The Source of Suffering)

.........3. Cessation (Transcending Suffering)

.........4. Liberation (Eightfold Path Out of Suffering)

....B. Six Additional Zen Principles of Psychotherapeutic Value

.........1. Acceptance (Suffering)

.........2. Fearlessness (Courage)

.........3. Truth (Enlightenment)

.........4. Compassion (Toward Self and Others)

.........5. Attachment (Desire)

.........6. Impermanence (Letting Go)

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