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Great, yet Second-Hand

Quoted ideas may offer help, but are still second-hand. What pops up from deep within yourself may help a thousand times more, or maybe ruin you - and so on. Maybe you need help! Some quoted ideas might offer help, and a neat system for organising those ideas could help you ten or a hundred times more along with the essence of Buddha's advice in the Kalama Sutta [TK]

Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship. [Vivekananda]

You should not feel alone if you think cleverly and master smug ones as their topdog wherever you sit and laugh in your sleeve.

Some practice Transactional Analysis, TA, to combat fraud and ignorance in the home and outside it later, as the case may be. In order to attain to a far more friction-free love-life too, TA may be tried.

In religion and politics people's beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue but have taken them at second-hand from other non-examiners, whose opinions about them were not worth a brass farthing. [Mark Twain, Mark Twain's Autobiography, 1959.]

Wonderful Doctors

Ramakrishna (1836-86) quoted a Sanskrit verse one day: "He who has killed only a hundred patients is a novice in medicine; but he becomes an expert after killing a thousand."

He went on: "There are physicians . . . If the patient does not respond to their gentle persuasion, they even exert force upon him. If necessary, they press their knees on the patient's chest and force the medicine down his throat."

[The Gospel of Ramakrishna, Vol. 2, "The Master and Narendra"]

"What if?"

On Earl Bertrand Russell's ninetieth birthday a London lady sat next to him at the party. Over the soup she suggested to him that he was not only the world's most famous atheist but, by this time, very probably the world's oldest atheist.

"What will you do, Bertie, if it turns out you're wrong?" she asked. "I mean, what if - er - when the time comes, you should meet him? What will you say?"

Russell was delighted with the question. Bright, birdlike eyes grew even brighter as he contemplated the possible future dialogue. Then he pointed a finger upward and cried, "Why, I should say, 'God, you gave us insufficient evidence.'"

[Al Seckel 1986:11.]

Good teachings help independently of the schools that teach or embody them and stand a lot of proficient testing too.


Quips, Sayings and Outlooks, Literature  

Berne, Eric. Games People Play. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1967.

Berne, Eric. Principles of Group Treatment. New York: Grove, 1966.

Berne, Eric. Sex in Human Loving. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1973.

Berne, Eric. The Structure and Dynamics of Organizations and Groups. New York: Grove, 1966.

Berne, Eric. Transactional Analysis in Psychotherapy. New York: Grove, 1971.

Berne, Eric. What Do You Say After You Say Hello? The Psychology of Human Destiny. New York: Bantam, 1973.

Clarkson, Petruska. Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy: An Integral Approach. London: Routledge, 1992.

James, Muriel. The OK Boss. Reading, Mass: Addison-Wesley, 1975.

James, Muriel. Transactional Analysis for Moms and Dads. Reading: Addison-Wesley, 1974.

James, Muriel, and Dorothy Jongeward. Born to Win: Transactional Analysis with Gestalt Experiments. Reading, Mass: Addison-Wesley, 1971.

Jongeward, Dorothy, et al. Everybody Wins: Transactional Analysis in Management. Rev. ed. Reading, Mass: Addison-Wesley, 1976.

Jongeward, Dorothy, and Philip Seyer. Choosing Success: Transactional Analysis on the Job. New York: Wiley, 1978.

Morrison, James, and John O'Hearne. Practical Transactional Analysis in Manangement. Reading: Addison-Wesley, 1977.

Seckel, Al, ed. Bertrand Russell on God and Religion. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 1986.

Steiner, Claude. Transactional Analysis: An elegant theory and practice. The International Transactional Analysis Association. Nd. Online.

Stewart, Ian, and Vann Joines. TA Today: A New Introduction to Transactional Analysis. Nottingham: Lifespace Publishing, 1987.

Stewart, Ian. Transactional Analysis Counselling in Action. 3rd ed. London: Sage, 2007.

Tilney, Tony. Dictionary of Transactional Analysis. London: Whurr, 1998.

Tudor, Keith, et al. Transactional Analysis Approaches to Brief Therapies. London: SAGE, 2002.

Widdowson, Mark. Transactional Analysis: 100 Key Points and Techniques. Hove, East Sussex: Routledge, 2010.

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