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Discussing the evolution of consciousness, this lecture explains that at the stage of reflexive consciousness, deliberate effort is required for any further progress. Right Effort is fourfold: preventing and eradicating the unskilful, and cultivating and maintaining the skilful.
Talk given in 1968.
This talk is part of the series The Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path.
|1.||Summary of the Path so far (6:50)|
|2.||The context of Perfect Effort (4:24)|
|3.||The importance of effort (4:21)|
|4.||The Four Right Efforts (9:40)|
|5.||i. Preventing (4:28)|
|6.||ii. Eradicating - the Five Hindrances (10:19)|
|7.||Antidotes to the Five Hindrances (6:57)|
|8.||iii. Developing (3:31)|
|9.||Similes for the Four Dhyanas of Form (5:46)|
|10.||The Formless Dhyanas (6:06)|
|11.||iv. Maintaining (1:28)|
|12.||Perfect Effort in an evolutionary context (5:15)|
|13.||Lower to Higher Evolution explained (with enclosed diagram) (4:47)|
|14.||Perfect Effort and Higher Evolution (4:22)|
Total running time: 1:18:14