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Nature, Man, and Enlightenment

by Sangharakshita

We seek happiness, but often we find that our desires and aspirations are in conflict. This struggle and its resolution are symbolically portrayed in the sutra by the figures of the Monk and Drdha, the Earth-Goddess.

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: a vaipulya sutra (15:06) 
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2. The appearance of Dridha, Earth Goddess (14:07) 
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3. Dridha's promise (3:39) 
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4. The limitations of Nature and the Earth Goddess (6:09) 
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5. Worship of an Earth Goddess (6:04) 
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6. Man's use of Nature (2:49) 
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7. The appreciation of Nature (2:13) 
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8. An understanding of Nature (8:06) 
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9. The Mahayana monk (14:46) 
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10. Conclusion (1:45) 


Total running time: 1:14:44

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