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The Rain of the Dharma

by Sangharakshita

Just as plants need soil, warmth, light, and rain to grow, so humans need health and leisure, spiritual friendship, intellectual clarity, and the 'Rain of the Dharma'. Sangharakshita draws out the White Lotus Sutra's 'Parable of the Rain Cloud', in a talk given in the USA.

N.B. Poor original recording.

Talk given in 1994.

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1. Introduction: the San Francisco Zen Centre (4:60) 
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2. Sangharakshita's eight main teachers (6:19) 
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3. India's rainy season (3:60) 
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4. The Three Yanas of the White Lotus Sutra (8:09) 
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5. The development of the Three Yanas (6:01) 
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6. Going For Refuge (5:45) 
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7. The Three Transcendental Samadhis (3:26) 
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8. A quote from Zen Abbot Tenchin Anderson (2:54) 
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9. The infinite life of the Buddha (7:03) 
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10. The language of myth and symbols (3:04) 
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11. The Parable of the Rain Cloud (3:19) 
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12. An explanation of the Parable (8:22) 
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13. ”The rain of the Dharma must be pollution-free” (5:17) 


Total running time: 1:08:39

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