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Reason and Emotion in the Spiritual Life: Right Resolve

by Sangharakshita

We all need to find emotional equivalents to our intellectual understandings if our spiritual practice is to progress. The lecture outlines the positive emotions stressed in Buddhism, and concludes with a brief explanation of the stages of the Sevenfold Puja.

Talk given in 1968.

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

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1. Recapitulation: Perfect Vision (6:34) 
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2. Reason versus emotion (10:25) 
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3. Perfect Emotion and the Path of Transformation (3:57) 
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4. What Perfect Emotion is not (3:30) 
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5. Renunciation - Nekkhama (5:54) 
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6. Non-hate - Avyapada (3:20) 
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7. Non-violence - Avihimsa (5:52) 
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8. Generosity - Dana (7:07) 
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9. Love - Maitri (2:23) 
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10. Compassion - Karuna (10:35) 
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11. Sympathetic joy - Mudita (3:35) 
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12. Peace and tranquillity - Upeksha (1:13) 
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13. Faith and devotion - Shraddha (1:53) 
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14. The Sevenfold Puja (12:27) 
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15. The importance of spiritual community (4:13) 


Total running time: 1:22:58

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