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In trying to discern the Buddha, we are trying to discern the highest kind of being: an Enlightened One. The Buddha, it seems, considered that the Dharma - the truth - is higher still. Does this mean that there were reaches of the spiral of development that he had not yet explored?
Talk given in 1986.
|1.||Wesak - “a thrice-sacred festival” (9:51)|
|2.||Early Buddhist symbols depicting the Buddha (5:26)|
|3.||The Buddha's decision to teach (11:22)|
|4.||The Buddha as head of the spiritual hierarchy (9:07)|
|5.||How the Dharma is higher than a Buddha (6:33)|
|6.||The Spiral Path and the nature of Nirvana (9:04)|
|7.||The first three garavas: Satta, Dharma, Sangha (4:54)|
|8.||Sikha - study and training (2:01)|
|9.||Appamada - non-heedlessness (1:45)|
|10.||Patisantara - friendly welcome (3:19)|
|11.||The importance of worship (2:16)|
Total running time: 1:05:38