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Launch of The Buddhist Vision and the Dhammapada

by Sangharakshita and Subhuti

Here is a recently re-discovered little lost delight - Sangharakshita and Subhuti launching each other's books and clearly enjoying themselves. Sangharakshita's in fine humour - and it's great to hear him read and quote from the bible! Is that a twinkle in his voice?

Talk given at FWBO Day celebrations in 2001.

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1. Sangharakshita - Celebrating the founding of the FWBO in 1967; looking back to 1985 - Subhuti's book 'The Buddhist Vision'; launching a new edition (4:24) 
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2. Sangharakshita - Finding a good book title; reminiscing about early discussions on 'what Buddhism is' - religion, philosophy or science; quotes from the bible on vision - Proverbs 29, v 18, Habbakuk 2, v 2 (8:45) 
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3. Subhuti - Sangharakshita's translation of 'The Dhammapada'; being a translator; all you need to know for Enlightenment (2:50) 
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4. Subhuti - As many translations as possible; a personal translation; knowing the text by heart and loving it; qualities of this version (3:41) 
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5. Subhuti - A reading of some verses; a biting text; sex, refuge, the Buddha, happiness (5:12) 
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6. Subhuti - The book itself; Odilon Redon's painting of the Buddha; a sturdy book for life (2:37) 


Total running time: 27:29

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