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The Ideal Society: Right Livelihood

by Sangharakshita

Buddhism stands for the creation of an ideal society as well as ideal individuals; a society based on spiritual and ethical principles. This lecture considers the substantial effect our work has on us, and applies the Buddha's teaching to work today.

Talk given in 1968.

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

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1. The Ideal Society (13:52) 
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2. Transforming the collective (2:00) 
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3. Social and political aspects of Buddhist collective existence (7:34) 
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4. Economic aspects (6:38) 
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5. The importance of Perfect Livelihood (13:18) 
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6. What is 'wrong livelihood'? (8:29) 
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7. Perfect Livelihood in the modern world (8:43) 
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8. The spiritual community (5:01) 


Total running time: 1:05:35

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