2014年6月13日星期五

Rational ritual

Erich Fromm, Psychoanalysis and Religion

We not only have the need for a frame of orientation which makes some sense of our existence and which we can share with our fellow men; we also have the need to express our devotion to dominant values by actions shared with others. A ritual, broadly speaking, is shared action expressive of common strivings rooted in common values.

The rational differs from the irrational ritual primarily in its function; it does not ward off repressed impulses but expresses strivings which are recognized as valuable by the individual. Consequently it does not have the obsessional-compulsive quality so characteristic of the irrational ritual; if the latter even once is not performed, the repressed is accompanied by considerable anxiety. No such consequences are attached to any lapse in the performance of the rational ritual; nonperformance many be regretted but it is not feared. In fact, one can always recognized the irrational ritual by the degree of fear produced by its violation in any manner.

2014年6月10日星期二

「佛教的宗教儀式與其修行意義」暨巴利文經典唱誦

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