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As one of the Three Jewels the Sangha, or Spiritual Community, is given a place of supreme importance in Buddhism. Why is it so crucial, and how does it differ from an ordinary group or a power structure? How do we join one?
Talk given in 1970.
This talk is part of the series Aspects of the Higher Evolution of the Individual.
|1.||Buddhist 'groups' versus going it alone (10:47)|
|2.||Four stages of the development of consciouness; alienated awareness (6:51)|
|3.||Problems encountered in the Higher Evolution (5:20)|
|4.||The importance of spiritual community (6:52)|
|5.||The Three Jewels: the significance of the Sangha jewel (6:45)|
|6.||Spiritual community - not a group or family (11:03)|
|7.||Modern isolation; new Japanese cults (14:22)|
|8.||Spiritual community is not a power structure (2:13)|
|9.||Foundations of a Spiritual community (6:13)|
|10.||Joining the spiritual community (7:32)|
|11.||Spiritual community as a source of help in our evolution (3:55)|
|12.||The danger of degenerating into a group (3:10)|
|13.||The FWBO: helping people to grow (3:26)|
Total running time: 1:28:29