An Eastern Approach to Psychotherapy: Taopsychotherapy with Ramana Maharshi’s Self-Enquiry

Dayeong Park


The ultimate goal of a human being's life is attaining Mokṣa [liberation], which is being as the Self, however Saṃskāra [mental impression] acts as an obstacle when attempting to achieve this goal. The root of Saṃskāra is nuclear feeling, a major feeling which influences one's entire life, even though it was formed in the past. To eliminate this nuclear feeling, it is essential to practice taopsychotherapy, which was founded in the Eastern Tao (Confucianism, Buddhism, Laotzu and Chuangtzu) and merged with Western psychotherapy. Taopsychotherapy also helps one to successfully practice Ramana Maharshi's Self-enquiry, which is the direct path to remain in the Self. In this paper, it presents the theoretical and the practical aspects of taopsychotherapy. The aim of this paper is to show that only when one's nuclear feeling is removed through taopsychotherapy, one can effectively practice Ramana Maharshi's Self-enquiry that will eventually lead one to realize the Self.

Keywords: Tao, Taopsychotherapy, Nuclear feeling, West and East

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