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Fields of Creativity

by Sangharakshita

A sparkling talk by Sangharakshita on a theme close to his heart. Full of warmth, wit and stimulating ideas.

Talk given in 2001.

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1. Moving against the stream (7:42) 
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2. The missing memoir years - Khantipalo, Yogi Chen and the new Buddhists of India (10:30) 
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3. On creativity (4:30) 
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4. Four fields of creativity - i. the Arts ii. Meditation (5:15) 
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5. iii. Friendship - Aristotle's 'Ethics' (5:33) 
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6. iv. Institutions (5:30) 
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7. The four fields of creativity in Sangharakshita's life (5:43) 
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8. Mind reactive and creative - Beowulf and the destructive mind (12:19) 
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9. Destructive mind in the fields of creativity - i. The Arts (3:46) 
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10. ii. Meditation iii. Friendship iv. Institutions (4:06) 
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11. Blake's idea of the 'prolific' aspect of mind as it opreates in the fields of creativity (8:25) 
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12. Blake's idea of the 'devouring' aspect of mind - trishna (craving), dukkha (suffering) and shraddha (faith) (8:10) 
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13. Khantipalo - a life of creativity (5:26) 


Total running time: 1:26:55

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