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The Buddha realised full well how hard it was going to be to communicate what he had discovered to other people - to us. He knew that the grip of greed, hatred and delusion is very strong. He could imagine how vexatious it might be to teach. Fortunately for us, he could also see our potential. And so out of compassion he taught. Parami explores this theme of the Buddha's compassionate action and how ultimately it came from beyond self, beyond other - it emerged from his realisation of 'Emptiness'.
Dhammarati sums up both Parami's talk and Sangharakshita's who had spoken before her. Don't miss what he says. (N.B. the word 'shoogly' is Scots for shaky, uneven!)
Given at FWBO International Retreat at Taraloka, May 08
|1.||Introduction by Dhammarati (0:36)|
|2.||The Buddha's decision to teach (10:52)|
|3.||The world today (6:44)|
|4.||Ethics and Compassion (9:35)|
|5.||Self, Other and Emptiness (9:59)|
|6.||Interconnectedness and the Awakening Heart (6:25)|
|7.||Summing up by Dhammarati (2:19)|
Total running time: 46:30