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This lecture celebrates the anniversary of the Buddha's decision to teach, with an account of the events just after his Enlightenment.
Talk given in 1971.
|1.||Highest values in spiritual traditions: i. Ancient Persia ii. Islam iii. Buddhism - the Three Jewels (9:46)|
|2.||Three great festivals: i. Vaishaka (Buddha Day) ii. Dharmachakrapravartana (Dharma Day) iii. The end of the rainy season retreat (Sangha Day) (8:37)|
|3.||The Buddha immediately after his Enlightenment - the 'New Man' speaks (13:16)|
|4.||Brahma Sahampati and the opening of the Buddha Eye (8:06)|
|5.||Who to teach? The Buddha and Uppaka - missing great opportunities (10:55)|
|6.||The Buddha and the five ascetics in the deer park; what does the Buddha teach? Various evocations in scripture (13:22)|
|7.||What do we celebrate on Dharma Day? (5:13)|
Total running time: 1:09:15