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The Diamond Sutra - Taking Mind to its Limits: Talk 10

by Padmavajra

This is the last in a sparkling, wide-ranging, thoroughly comprehensive ten talk series by Padmavajra on 'The Diamond Sutra'. As we come to the last turning of the page, the final words in our ears, we are well-humbled. The sutra becomes poetry, the world is illuminated differently, for a time. And we cannot help but be moved by the vision of ourselves made luminous.

Talks given at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2004

This talk is part of the series The Diamond Sutra - Taking Mind to its Limits.

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1. How it can feel to be immersed in the Diamond Sutra - being well-humbled; Yuan Wu on diamond purification; Diamond 'Thought for the Day'; making the sutra part of your life; Wallace Stevens on the plain sense of things (12:20) 
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2. Failing; aspiration and humiliation; with Bodhisena in India - being uncooked (11:09) 
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3. Falling among things (3:30) 
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4. The effect of the Dharma - Te Shan and the tea lady; Layman Pang and the lecture giver (4:41) 
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5. Letting the depths emerge; the last verses of the sutra - what is conditioned (samskrta)? (4:22) 
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6. The last teaching - as stars; a fault of vision; a lamp; a mock show or magician's illusion (8:34) 
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7. Dewdrops; a bubble; a dream; a lightning flash; clouds (5:27) 
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8. The Bodhisattva as the deepest picture of ourselves; Wallace Stevens - Angels Surrounded by Paysans (3:55) 

Total running time: 53:58