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The Nature of Existence: Right Understanding

by Sangharakshita

The Eightfold Path is divided into Paths of Vision and of Transformation. Sangharakshita illustrates how perfect vision can arise, and concludes by showing how Buddhists have communicated their vision of reality in conceptual and imaginative terms.

Talk given in 1968.

This talk is part of the series The Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path.

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1. Introduction (9:33) 
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2. The meaning of Aryashtangika-marga (4:33) 
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3. The context of Perfect Vision (7:04) 
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4. How the Path of Vision may arise (9:28) 
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5. What is Perfect Vision? (4:54) 
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6. Buddhist images of the nature of existence (6:27) 
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7. The Four Noble Truths (3:46) 
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8. The Three Characteristics of Conditioned Existence (4:49) 
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9. The Four Shunyatas (6:36) 
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10. Conclusion (4:40) 


Total running time: 1:01:50

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