Growth Beyond Self
THE LAUGHING MAN VOL. 7. NO. 2
“First Become Human”.
“THE GREAT TRANSITION” (4/22/87).
The Seven Stages of Life (illustration: an introduction to the stages
of progressive transcendence of the body-mind as described by
Growth Beyond Self: Traditional Approaches to Spiritual Preparation,
by Carolyn Lee:
The Vision of Sainthood.
The Monastic Choice.
The Limitations of the Monastic Philosophy.
The Lessons of Asceticism.
The Ordeal of Solitude.
The School of Pythagoras.
The Discipline of Study.
The Grace of the Teacher.
Buddhi and Radical Understanding.
Spiritual Preparation in the Way of the Heart.
Feature Section: Human Maturity:
Part One: The Trial of Manhood and Womanhood:
“KILLING THE TIGER” (5/28/87).
High Horse’s Courting: a Tale of Wooing Among the Sioux.
Leaving Childhood Behind: The Testing of St. Therese of Lisieux.
Part Two: The Ordeal of Listening:
“OBSERVE THE SELF IN TOTO” (5/20/87).
“A Confession which Leads the Inward Man to Humility” (excerpted from
The Way of a Pilgrim, R. M. French trans.).
Part Three: Relationship to a Teacher:
“THE DISCIPLINE OF WORK” (12/9/80).
“TEACHERS ARE WILD PEOPLE” (5/20/87).
Trial by Tower-Building: Milarepa’s Encounter with Marpa.
Part Four: The Crisis of Self-Understanding:
No “reasons” for Joy and Freedom (KNEE).
‘FEEL BEYOND THE SELF-CONTRACTION (DHT).
“TRUE HEARING IS A SAMADHI” (4/28/87).
True Counseling: the Presumption of “No Problem” , by Frans Bakker,
Both Feet Firmly on the Ground: Reflections by Irina Tweedie.
Health and Higher Evolution: an interview with Gabriel Cousens,
Spiritual Nutrition and the Rainbow Diet, by Gabriel Cousens,
Creation Myths: Man’s Inroduction to the World, by David
On Having No Head: Zen and the Re-Discovery of the Obvious, by D. E.
The Beginning of Wisdom: an introduction to Practice in The Free