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Buddhism and Culture

by Sangharakshita

By looking at the figure of Sarasvati, the Indian Goddess of Culture, as she appears in the Sutra of Golden Light, Sangharakshita illustrates how it is only possible to change the world fundamentally when we are receptive to the influence of higher spiritual dimensions.

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. Recapitulation of series (8:38) 
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2. The Golden Light and 'transformation' (10:16) 
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3. The Hindu's puja season (5:15) 
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4. The Goddess Sarasvati (7:24) 
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5. What Sarasvati represents (6:20) 
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6. Ethnic culture and Universal Religion (13:04) 
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7. Sarasvati's appearance (4:55) 
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8. The Brahmin Kaundinya (9:38) 
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9. Sarasvati's promises (8:28) 
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10. Buddhism and Culture (8:43) 


Total running time: 1:22:41

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