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Altruism and Individualism in the Spiritual Life

by Sangharakshita

The Bodhisattva reconciles the apparent antithesis between the interests of others and of self by practising the first two of the six Perfections: dana (giving) and shila (ethics or 'uprightness').

Talk given in 1969.

This talk is part of the series Aspects of the Bodhisattva Ideal.

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1. Recapitulation of series (8:49) 
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2. Introduction to the Six Paramitas (4:58) 
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3. The tensions between altruism and individualism (7:55) 
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4. Dana - Generosity (8:28) 
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5. To whom is dana given? (4:48) 
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6. What is given as dana? (4:45) 
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7. The gift of fearlessness (5:06) 
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8. The gift of education; the gift of life & limb (7:29) 
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9. The gift of merits (3:16) 
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10. The gift of the Dharma (2:50) 
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11. How can one give dana? (2:29) 
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12. Why dana should be given (3:31) 
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13. Sila - Uprightness, Morality (6:43) 
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14. Applying Buddhist ethics to food (8:20) 
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15. Work (7:47) 
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16. Marriage (4:41) 
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17. Conclusion (1:58) 


Total running time: 1:33:53

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