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In a lecture to celebrate the anniversary of the Buddha's Enlightenment, Sangharakshita tells the story of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha-to-be, up to the time of his Enlightenment, drawing out the significance of some of the key events.
N.B. 3 episodes missing from original recording.
Talk given in 1972.
|1.||Celebrating Buddha Day (7:19)|
|2.||The way to Enlightenment: stages of progress and actual events in the Buddha's life (13:02)|
|3.||The Buddha's early life (6:42)|
|4.||Suddhodana's guidance (5:20)|
|5.||The Four Sights (10:28)|
|6.||Going Forth and the exchange of clothes; asceticism; abandonment by companions (5:30)|
|7.||Accepting help and the Enlightenment (11:09)|
|8.||The meaning of the Four Sights for us (10:28)|
|9.||Going Forth from the family (6:11)|
|10.||Going Forth from social, economic, and cultural groups (6:33)|
|11.||Giving up the princely dress [N.B. last three episodes missing] (2:21)|
Total running time: 1:26:55