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History Versus Myth in Man’s Quest for Meaning

by Sangharakshita

The momentous meeting between Vimalakirti and Manjushri, the Bodhisattva of Wisdom, represents the importance of the encounter between historical and archetypal realities in one's imaginative and day-to-day life.

Talk given in 1979.

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

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1. Buddhajayanti, 1957 (8:16) 
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2. A Chinese painting (5:21) 
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3. Manjushri pays a visit (11:51) 
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4. Manjushri and Vimalakirti (12:10) 
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5. Manjushri versus Vimalakirti (9:52) 
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6. Where does Manjushri come from? (13:34) 
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7. Archetypal Reality and 'something in us' (5:56) 
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8. Poetry versus prose (5:35) 
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9. The quest for meaning (4:59) 


Total running time: 1:17:34

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