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The 'turning about' or paravrtti is described in the Yogachara school of Buddhism in terms of the transformation of the eight ordinary kinds of discriminating consciousness into the five Transcendental Wisdoms of the Buddhas.
N.B. Poor original recording.
This talk is part of the series The Meaning of Conversion in Buddhism.
|1.||The meaning of paravritti ('turning-about') (4:57)|
|2.||The Sadharma Lankavatara Sutra (4:49)|
|3.||Ravana invites the Buddha to preach (2:41)|
|4.||The eight forms of discriminating awareness (vijnanas) (3:41)|
|5.||The two aspects of the eighth vijnana (alaya vijnana) (4:27)|
|6.||Transforming the eight vijnanas into the five knowledges (jnanas): from discriminating awareness to pure awareness (4:14)|
|7.||The five Buddhas (4:39)|
|8.||Preparing for the sudden turning-about (8:51)|
|9.||Intellectual understanding is not enough (6:47)|
|10.||Taking Buddhism seriously (1:37)|
Total running time: 46:43