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Evolution or Extinction: Current World Problems

by Sangharakshita

Sangharakshita outlines his view of the historical background to current world problems (essentially, problems within and between groups), which can only be solved by people either withdrawing support from groups or influencing them positively from an experience of Spiritual Communities.

Talk given in 1971.

This talk is part of the series Where do we go from here?.

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1. Introduction - speaking as an individual Buddhists (11:16) 
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2. Current problems (5:14) 
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3. Our response to world problems (7:28) 
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4. A brief history of the world (8:26) 
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5. The 'Axial Age' (10:16) 
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6. Two tendencies in history (7:03) 
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7. Individuals, the group, and the spiritual community (12:46) 
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8. The solution to world problems (4:10) 
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9. Four things for us to do (12:14) 
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10. Conclusion (4:43) 


Total running time: 1:23:36

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