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Buddhism and the Language of Myth

by Sangharakshita

Buddhism is the most rational of religions. But it appeals no less to the heart than to the head, using the language of myth to do so. Examples are four 'myths' from the Buddha's biography, here correlated with four of Jung's archetypes.

This talk is part of the series Ritual and Devotion in Buddhism.

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1. Seeing Buddhism as a whole (11:55) 
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2. Rationalism in Buddhism (14:12) 
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3. How does Buddhism speak to us? (6:31) 
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4. Vision and transformation (3:25) 
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5. Myth and legend (6:14) 
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6. Myths in the Buddha's biography (4:03) 
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7. The victory over Mara (5:04) 
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8. The Earth goddess (4:23) 
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9. Brahma's request (1:37) 
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10. Muchalinda (4:54) 
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11. Jungian and Christian correspondences (8:52) 
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12. Conclusion (2:50) 


Total running time: 1:14:00

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