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The Pattern of Buddhist Life and Work

by Sangharakshita

An outline of everyday Buddhist spiritual practice in the framework of the five Spiritual Faculties (contrasted with the five Yogas of Hinduism). Is such a life possible in the West?

Talk given in 1966.

This talk is part of the series Introducing Buddhism.

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1. Introducing Buddhism (2:55) 
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2. Buddhists should be alive: an example from India; the deadly grip of routine in the West (7:59) 
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3. The effect of our senses (indriyas) on us (4:05) 
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4. The five spiritual senses or faculties (3:13) 
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5. Faith (shraddha) (9:09) 
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6. Three kinds of wisdom (prajna) (10:41) 
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7. Energy in pursuit of the good (virya); the story of Indra and the squirrel (5:53) 
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8. Concentration and meditation (samadhi); the four similes for the four dhyanas (9:34) 
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9. Mindfulness (smriti) (3:58) 
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10. The interplay of the five faculties (2:48) 
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11. The five faculties compared to the Hindu yogas (7:36) 
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12. Balancing our Buddhist activities (3:45) 
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13. Five types of activities to help develop the five spiritual faculties (3:30) 


Total running time: 1:15:06

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