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The Mystery of the Void

by Sangharakshita

Not just a mystery, but a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. The spiritual and transcendental experience of shunyata, the 'Void'.

N.B. Poor original recording.

Talk given in 1966.

This talk is part of the series Introducing Buddhism.

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1. Easter and spiritual rebirth (9:24) 
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2. The mystery of shunyata ('voidness') - a transcendental experience (7:17) 
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3. An experiential approach to Buddhism (4:11) 
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4. The Princess' husband and the thirty-two kinds of voidness (3:41) 
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5. The Perfection of Wisdom literature (4:26) 
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6. Four kinds of shunyata: i. Emptiness of the conditioned (samskrta-shunyata) (10:19) 
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7. ii. Emptiness of the unconditioned (asamskrta-shunyata) (3:48) 
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8. iii. Great Emptiness (maha-shunyata) (2:53) 
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9. iv. Emptiness of emptiness (shunyata-shunyata) (5:33) 
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10. The state only silence can express (5:28) 


Total running time: 57:00

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