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Flowers - Dhammapada Verses 44 to 59

by Padmavajra

The final talk in Padmavjara's wonderful series on the Dhammapada, the most popular of early Buddhist texts. All of the Buddha's core teachings are here - held in heart and mind there's more than enough in the Dhammapada to take us as far in our practice as we can imagine, and then on beyond...

This material is intended for use with the Dharma Training Course for Mitras (see our 'Study' section, year three).

Talk recorded at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2007

This talk is part of the series The Dhammapada - the Buddha's Way of Truth.

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1. Say it with flowers - beauty as a means of communication (3:01) 
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2. The ideal student masters the realm of death; discerning the beautiful (6:12) 
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3. Die before you die (2:16) 
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4. The flower-tipped arrows of Mara; Eros transformed (5:57) 
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5. The flowers of existence are impermanent; insatiable sexual passions (5:32) 
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6. Wisdom comes through deep silence (4:25) 
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7. Pay no heed to the faults of others; mind your own business (1:50) 
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8. Live what you say; talking about the Dharma is a practice (3:51) 
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9. The fragrance of virtue (8:45) 
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10. Pink lotuses blooming amidst the rubbish; in the world but not of it (3:23) 

Total running time: 45:12