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The Path of Regular Steps and the Path of Irregular Steps

by Sangharakshita

Reading books, sporadic meditation, flitting to new teachers, browsing for goodies in the 'transcendental sweet shop' - this does give some experience of Buddhism, but leads only to stagnation. A path of more regular steps towards spiritual growth is required...

Talk given in 1974.

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1. Introduction (6:43) 
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2. Chih-I's distinctions of the Path (5:00) 
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3. Buddhism in the West (13:28) 
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4. Theoretical Buddhism (7:43) 
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5. An example of irregular practice (12:14) 
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6. The Path of Irregular Steps (4:34) 
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7. The Three-fold Path (7:06) 
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8. The Path of Regular Steps (11:25) 
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9. The importance of Going for Refuge (6:03) 
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10. Ordination and Going for Refuge (6:49) 
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11. Monastic ordination in the East (7:20) 
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12. The Western Buddhist Order (3:10) 


Total running time: 1:31:35

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