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The Spiritual Significance of Confession

by Sangharakshita

"And there he saw a man beating that drum. Then from the sound of the drum he heard these confessional verses." This lecture establishes the importance of the spiritual practice of confession and concludes with a description of the Bodhisattva Vajrasattva.

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 (11:44) 
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2. The importance of confession (9:18) 
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3. On the terms 'psychological' and 'spiritual' (11:03) 
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4. The 'prayer' from the drum and the Bodhisattva Vow (9:50) 
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5. Confession (10:02) 
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6. i. Who confesses? (5:06) 
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7. ii. To whom is a confession made? (4:38) 
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8. iii. What is confessed? (6:10) 
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9. iv. When does one confess? (1:17) 
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10. v. How does one confess? (13:49) 
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11. vi. The effects of confession (6:17) 


Total running time: 1:29:14

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