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In Buddhist practice, the traditional method of choice for effecting positive change in one's life is meditation. Here Sangharakshita takes a closer look, focussing on the 'superconscious states' (characterised in turn by integration, inspiration, permeation, and radiation), the practice of developing universal friendliness, and the distinction between calm and Insight.
Talk given in 1976.
This talk is part of the series Buddhism for Today and Tomorrow.
|1.||Introduction: misunderstandings about Buddhism; four things the FWBO has to offer (12:49)|
|2.||Development and consciousness: our fate in our hands; the desire to grow (18:39)|
|3.||Differences between higher and lower states of consciousness (9:16)|
|4.||The four dhyanas and their images (7:18)|
|9.||The Metta Bhavana: the positive restructuring of consciousness (7:29)|
|10.||The Four Limitless States; positive emotion and spiritual life; the development of calm and the development of Insight (10:17)|
Total running time: 1:23:44