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Dimensions of Going for Refuge

by Sangharakshita

First given in Bombay, this lecture outlines the stages of progressive involvement within the Triratna Buddhist Community and how this revolves around the pivotal activity of Going for Refuge. The teaching of the Five Eyes is then correlated with the progressive stages of Going for Refuge.

Talk given in 1982.

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1. Giving a talk at the United Lodge of Theosophy in Bombay (4:44) 
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2. A new Buddhist Movement: the Mitra system and joining the Order (11:49) 
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3. Going for Refuge at the time of the Buddha (4:31) 
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4. The Three Jewels: the meaning of 'Buddha', 'Dharma' and 'Sangha' (9:08) 
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5. The five 'eyes': the Dharma eye (5:32) 
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6. The three fetters: self-view, doubt, dependence on moral rules and religious observances (4:26) 
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7. “Going for Refuge is primary; lifestyle is secondary”; Mahayana tradition and the Bodhisattva; the relation between the Bodhichitta, Going for Refuge, the opening of the Dharma eye, Stream Entry and Going Forth (8:45) 
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8. Levels of Going for Refuge (6:35) 
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9. A new Buddhist Movement in India: Dr. Ambedkar and Going for Refuge; the Order at the heart of the FWBO/TBMSG (5:33) 


Total running time: 1:01:03

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