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Concluding his exposition of the Sutra, Sangharakshita explains that traditionally one should rely on: i. the Dharma, and not on any person; ii. the meaning, not the expression; iii. the discourses of explicit, not implicit meaning; iv. Transcendental Awareness, not discriminative consciousness.
Talk given in 1979.
This talk is part of the series The Inconceivable Emancipation - Themes from the Vimalakirti Nirdesha.
|1.||Stupa worship (10:26)|
|2.||General context: reincarnations (7:07)|
|3.||Seeing the Tathagatha (5:12)|
|4.||The story of Bhaisajyaraja (4:31)|
|5.||Dharma worship (6:02)|
|6.||Criteria for the spiritual life (6:53)|
|7.||The Four Great Reliances (2:15)|
|8.||i. On the Dharma, not on any person (10:31)|
|9.||ii. On the meaning, not the expression (5:60)|
|10.||iii. On discourses of explicit rather than implicit meaning (7:15)|
|11.||iv. On Transcendental awareness, not discriminative consciousness (3:47)|
Total running time: 1:13:20