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The Diamond Sutra - Taking Mind to its Limits: Talk 4 

This is the fourth in a sparkling, wide-ranging, thoroughly comprehensive ten talk series by Padmavajra on 'The Diamond …

Padmavajra 2005
02. The possession of marks (lakshana sampad); Vedic myth - the cosmic man; the wheel-turning monarch; the Buddha's humanity (4:56)
03. The Buddha and his marks in the Pali Canon (2:44)
04. The Buddha's marks in the Mahayana; the Merit Body of the Buddha; other bodies (3:42)
05. How do we view and resonate with the ideal of Enlightenment? The person of the Buddha - personhood (3:12)
06. The effect of the Protestant Reformation on images; images of the Buddha; significant images (5:19)
08. Looking deeply into the form of the Buddha; Ruskin on Apollo; entrances to the inconceivable (4:47)
 
Searching for the Buddha: Launch of Gautama Buddha 

The first in a major new series of talks by Vishvapani to mark the launch of his new book: Gautama Buddha: …

Vishvapani 2011
02. A biography of a figure of world historical importance, Gautama Buddha, the founder of one of the great religious cultures of the world; different aspects of the Buddha – timeless forms, legends (6:46)
03. The act of engaging with the historical Buddha is an act of imagination; the Buddha’s physical appearance and his presence; the Buddha’s relationship with the natural world (2:56)
04. How do we relate to the natural world in our culture? Seeing is as idealized, tamed, controlled, spoiled by us; importance of seeing the Buddha in his own historical and cultural context (2:08)
05. The environment in which the Buddha grew up; agriculture and the Trade Roads; the Buddha as a sramana (religious wanderer) (3:11)
06. The Discourse On Fear and Dread – dialogue with Janussoni; four great forests dominating northern India; landscape of the Buddha’s time; dangers in the jungle; shrines to guard humans from spirits of the wilderness; the Buddha’s own story of practice (5:09)
07. The Buddha notices fear and decides to confront it directly; opening awareness to experience; the key to Enlightenment as facing one’s fears and own mind; a suggestion about the figure of Mara; the difference between the Buddha and a shaman (5:05)
08. Glimpses of the Buddha on his own in his self-mastery; taming spirits and opening up a new relationship with nature; the hidden treasures and poetry of the Pali Canon (2:01)
09. The Theragatha, the Buddha’s enlightened disciples recall their experiences; uncovering the roots of terror and changing our relationship with nature; something missing from the Mahayana; lessons for us in returning the Buddha to his own time and place (5:11)
10. Conclusion and a reading from the book – the Buddha moving towards Enlightenment (3:33)
12. Question 2 – Reconsidering the Pali Canon; T. S. Eliot on Ben Jonson; finding the right translators (2:38)
15. Question 5 – Quotes in a text; writing with lots of sources; making the Pali Canon more accessible, bringing the Buddha to life (5:35)
16. Question 6 – The legendary aspects of the Buddha’s story; the Buddha facing West – the mythic narrative (3:28)
 
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