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Not just a mystery, but a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. The spiritual and transcendental experience of shunyata, the 'Void'.
N.B. Poor original recording.
Talk given in 1966.
This talk is part of the series Introducing Buddhism.
|1.||Easter and spiritual rebirth (9:24)|
|2.||The mystery of shunyata ('voidness') - a transcendental experience (7:16)|
|3.||An experiential approach to Buddhism (4:10)|
|4.||The Princess' husband and the thirty-two kinds of voidness (3:40)|
|5.||The Perfection of Wisdom literature (4:25)|
|6.||Four kinds of shunyata: i. Emptiness of the conditioned (samskrta-shunyata) (10:18)|
|7.||ii. Emptiness of the unconditioned (asamskrta-shunyata) (3:47)|
|8.||iii. Great Emptiness (maha-shunyata) (2:52)|
|9.||iv. Emptiness of emptiness (shunyata-shunyata) (5:33)|
|10.||The state only silence can express (5:27)|
Total running time: 56:52