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The Need to Revere (with translation in Hindi)

by Subhuti (2015)

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 the fourth of seven talks what happened to the Buddha immediately after the Enlightenment experience is brought to life as Subhuti explores the sacred places around the Mahabodhi Temple. He draws special attention to the fifth week after the Enlightenment in which the Buddha questioned what he could revere and rely upon.

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