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Who is the Buddha?

by Sangharakshita

After an account of the Buddha's life, Sangharakshita asks how, if at all, such a man can be defined or categorised.

Talk given in 1968.

This talk is part of the series Introducing the Three Jewels of Buddhism.

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1. Introduction: questions (3:32) 
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2. The meaning of 'Buddha'; early life (4:16) 
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3. The Four Sights (9:44) 
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4. Going Forth; austerities (4:33) 
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5. Attaining Enlightenment (2:26) 
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6. Years of teaching (3:38) 
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7. What does it mean to 'know' the Buddha? (8:04) 
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8. Upaka, the naked ascetic. (8:06) 
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9. Neither god nor man (6:15) 
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10. Going for Refuge to the Buddha (4:01) 


Total running time: 54:35

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