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The Absence of the Buddha (with translation in Hindi)

by Subhuti

From 1 - 8 February 2015 Subhuti led an International Order Retreat at Triratnas Three Jewels Centre in Bodhgaya. To prepare for each evenings meditation and puja under the Bodhi tree Subhuti offered a series of seven inspiring talks exploring the Buddhas experience in Bodh Gaya. The series is entitled Placing Ourselves at the Feet of the Buddha.

At the heart of these talks is a poem by Sangharakshita, Taking Refuge In The Buddha, which was written here in response to his own strong experience of Bodh Gaya.

In this second talk Subhuti considers how we can know who the Buddha really was. We need to recognise that the Buddha is absent from our ordinary point of view. He was neither a human being of a deva so how do we approach an understanding of him.

This talk is part of the series Placing Ourselves at the Feet of the Buddha.

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