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The Disappearing Buddha

by Sangharakshita

The Buddha adopted the appearance and speech of his different audiences, and gave discourses on the Dharma which instructed, inspired, fired, and delighted. Then he would just disappear and leave them wondering, 'Who is the Buddha?'

Talk given in 1994.

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1. Introduction (10:48) 
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2. A passage from the Mahaparinibbana Sutta (9:31) 
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3. The Eight Assemblies (12:25) 
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4. The importance of appearing like others (11:03) 
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5. Who is the Buddha - deva, man, or someone else? (16:16) 
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6. The Buddha's other titles (10:49) 
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7. How can one know the Buddha? (12:31) 


Total running time: 1:23:23

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