Evaluating the “Unconscious in Dream” between Sigmund Freud and the Buddhist Tipitaka

P.B. Tan


Sigmund Freud, based on his clinical psychoanalysis, distinguished three different systems of psyche: ‘unconscious’, ‘preconscious’, and ‘conscious’ and relate them to the respective concepts of ‘id’, ‘ego’, and ‘superego’. A constant movement of impulses of stored unconscious data is passing from the ‘id’ to the ‘ego’ and becoming ‘preconscious’, and through the efforts of the ‘ego’, undergo the modification process and become ‘conscious’. The unconscious system is the source origin of memory data that transmit to the preconscious system and the conscious system. The Preconscious and Conscious items were all evolved from the Unconscious.

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