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Wisdom Beyond Words

by Sangharakshita

In this lecture to launch his book of the same name on the prajna-paramita (Perfection of Wisdom) tradition, Sangharakshita explores the meaning of hierarchy in Buddhism, and particularly the distinction between vijnana (Discriminating Consciousness) and jnana (Transcendental Awareness).

Talk given in 1993.

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1. Twenty-five years ago... (4:06) 
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2. Why has the FWBO lasted? (5:25) 
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3. What is hierarchy? (7:58) 
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4. The hierarchy of beauty (7:40) 
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5. The spiritual hierarchy within Buddhism (4:21) 
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6. The hierarchy of the 'Awarenesses' (2:15) 
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7. Yogacharan hierarchy of the Eight Consciousnesses (4:45) 
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8. Progression up the Spiritual Hierarchy (6:07) 
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9. Jnana and Vijnana (6:21) 
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10. Prajna (3:51) 
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11. Prajna Paramita - a Wisdom beyond words (12:18) 
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12. Book launch of 'Wisdom Beyond Words' (4:30) 
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13. Extract from the 'Perfection of Wisdom Sutra in 8000 Lines' (3:10) 


Total running time: 1:12:47

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