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Fidelity

by Sangharakshita

Showing fidelity to be an aspect of true individuality, Sangharakshita discusses the objects of fidelity, the obstacles to its development, and the tests of fidelity.

Talk given in 1982.

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1. A visitor to Kalimpong and a love story from India (14:21) 
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2. Fidelity as a quality of the True Individual (8:47) 
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3. Questions about fidelity: what are its objects? (4:31) 
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4. Fidelity to oneself, to ideals, to other people (6:27) 
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5. What is it that makes fidelity a quality of the individual? (5:38) 
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6. Obstacles to fidelity; the importance of continuity in our relationships (8:03) 
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7. Enemies of fidelity: attachment and distraction (6:11) 
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8. Separation as the real test of fidelity: death (6:40) 
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9. Isolation as a test of fidelity: an example from Milton's 'Paradise Lost' (4:12) 
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10. Beethoven's Fidelio (6:11) 
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11. A story from the East: The Amitayur Dhyana Sutra (The Sutra of the Meditation on Amitayus, Buddha of Eternal Life) (6:09) 
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12. Let us practise fidelity (2:22) 


Total running time: 1:19:32

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