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The Magic of a Mahayana Sutra

by Sangharakshita

The Vimalakirti Nirdesha Sutra is also known as the Inconceivable Emancipation. Sangharakshita reminds us that the aim of spiritual life is complete emancipation, but that this aim - and in fact the whole of existence - is inconceivable. There then follows a survey of this remarkable Sutra.

Talk given in 1979.

This talk is part of the series The Inconceivable Emancipation - Themes from the Vimalakirti Nirdesha.

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1. Introduction (8:40) 
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2. What is the Mahayana, and what is a Mahayana Sutra? (9:01) 
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3. Introduction to 'The Vimalakirti Nirdesha' (7:43) 
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4. How to read sutras (3:37) 
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5. Emancipation (10:34) 
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6. What is the 'Inconceivable Emancipation'? (11:05) 
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7. What is 'magical action'? (9:47) 
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8. An outline of Chapters 1 - 7 (9:49) 
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9. An outline of Chapters 8 - 14 (9:36) 


Total running time: 1:19:52

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