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The Meaning of Spiritual Community

by Sangharakshita

Who are the members of the spiritual community? Where is the spiritual community to be found? What do the members of the spiritual community do for themselves, for one another, and for the world?

Talk given in 1975.

This talk is part of the series Human Enlightenment.

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1. Introduction (5:50) 
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2. 'Spiritual' - a possible misunderstanding; defining 'skilful' (10:05) 
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3. Three planes of existence (6:42) 
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4. Leaving the world; the Buddha's 'Going Forth'; meeting the spiritual community (11:20) 
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5. The individual; the Three Jewels; the spiritual community (6:17) 
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6. Where can the spiritual community be found? (2:38) 
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7. How members of the spiritual community relate to one another? Being ourselves (10:06) 
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8. Learning to relate from a higher basis; support and encouragement when in difficulty (8:02) 
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9. What the spiritual community does for the world (9:46) 


Total running time: 1:10:46

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