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The Way to Enlightenment

by Sangharakshita

In a lecture to celebrate the anniversary of the Buddha's Enlightenment, Sangharakshita tells the story of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha-to-be, up to the time of his Enlightenment, drawing out the significance of some of the key events.

N.B. 3 episodes missing from original recording.

Talk given in 1972.

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1. Celebrating Buddha Day (7:19) 
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2. The way to Enlightenment: stages of progress and actual events in the Buddha's life (13:03) 
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3. The Buddha's early life (6:42) 
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4. Suddhodana's guidance (5:21) 
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5. The Four Sights (10:28) 
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6. Going Forth and the exchange of clothes; asceticism; abandonment by companions (5:30) 
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7. Accepting help and the Enlightenment (11:10) 
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8. The meaning of the Four Sights for us (10:29) 
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9. Going Forth from the family (6:12) 
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10. Going Forth from social, economic, and cultural groups (6:33) 
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11. Giving up the princely dress [N.B. last three episodes missing] (2:22) 
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12. Conclusion (1:52) 


Total running time: 1:27:01

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