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A lecture celebrating the anniversary of the Parinirvana or 'death' of the Buddha. It outlines six basic meditation practices crucial to the attainment of the 'Deathless': Enlightenment.
N.B. Last few words missing.
Talk given in 1972.
|1.||Going for Refuge; important Buddhist festivals (10:53)|
|2.||Meditation: i.integration, ii. experience of superconscious states, iii. Insight (13:43)|
|3.||The Five Defilements and their remedies (4:56)|
|4.||i. Distraction - mindfulness of breathing (4:54)|
|5.||ii. Hate: the Metta Bhavana (1:48)|
|6.||iii. Craving - three methods: recollection of impurity, recollection of death, recollection of impermanence; notes on the recollection of death (16:00)|
|7.||iv. Ignorance: contemplation of the chain of conditioned coproduction; the twelve links (nidanas) (9:22)|
|8.||v. Conceit (mana): contemplation of the six elements (9:59)|
|9.||The stupa (6:39)|
|10.||Does the Tathagatha exist or not after death? Nirvana with and without remainder; artistic depictions of the scene; why commemorate the Buddha's death? (10:20)|
Total running time: 1:28:34