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How do you get used to being Enlightened? What happened to the Buddha in the weeks after his breakthrough experience? Kamalasila explores these questions in two ways - using the framework of the Western Buddhist Order's system of meditation to shed light on the process that unfolded in the Bodhisattva's mind and body as Enlightenment dawned; and connecting us imaginatively with the symbolism and image of Muchalinda, the great serpent, coiling his body protectively round the meditating Buddha.
Please note, there are a few words missing around the start of this talk.
Talk given on the FWBO International Retreat at Taraloka, May 2008
|1.||Introduction by Dhammarati (6:51)|
|2.||Have we really arrived? (9:19)|
|3.||A system of meditation (26:10)|
|4.||The Buddha and the serpent Muchalinda (24:59)|
Total running time: 1:07:19