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Rambles Around Reality - the 5 Niyamas

by Subhuti

In the first of this years 'rambles around reality' Subhuti talks about the fundamental basis of Buddhism's conception of reality; Pratitya Samutpada. He introduces it in the form of the 5 niyamas, in the course of his ramble he emphasises that these are forces, or the way things are rather than 'laws'. The talk culminates in the Karma and Dharma niyamas and particularly emphasising the importance of the Dhamma niyama, which is that in the universe that makes enlightenment possible. However to philosphise or abstract from it is to miss the point, in the end it must remain a mystery that we must experience for ourselves.

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1. Conditioned co-production (5:26) 
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2. Niyamata; reality is ordered; why pain and pleasure arise (5:42) 
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3. The Five Niyamas; Utu Niyama and Bija Niyama (4:48) 
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4. Manu Niyama and Khamma Niyama (5:00) 
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5. Dhamma Niyama (7:01) 
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6. Intentions and action modifying inner experience (4:00) 
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7. Intentions and actions modifying the external world (3:48) 
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8. Khamma 'serving up' our past to us in meditation; khamma and previous lives (4:13) 
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9. Khamma and events are not a one-for-one relationship (3:48) 
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10. Transitioning out of the concept of enduring identity (3:18) 
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11. A pattern of conditioning within reality that makes Buddhahood possible (2:56) 
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12. Understanding the laws of reality and working with them effectively (5:48) 


Total running time: 55:48

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