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The Growth of a Mahayana Sutra

by Sangharakshita

Sangharakshita introduces the universal perspectives and historical precedents which form the basis of the sutra, and offers a brief résumé of its contents.

Talk given in 1976.

This talk is part of the series Transformation of Life and World in the Sutra of Golden Light.

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1. Introduction: transforming self and world (9:13) 
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2. What is the Mahayana? (16:55) 
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3. What is a sutra? (8:06) 
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4. Various forms of oral transmission (4:37) 
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5. The Hinayana and the Mahayana sutras (11:13) 
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6. Two great groups of Mahayana sutras (2:44) 
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7. The growth of a Mahayana sutra (9:01) 
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8. The Sutra of Golden Light (11:37) 
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9. Spiritual Unity (4:06) 


Total running time: 1:17:32

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