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Between Twin Sala Trees

by Sangharakshita

This lecture is a series of reflections based around the Buddha's Parinirvana ('death'), stressing the importance of impermanence and explaining episodes recorded in the Mahaparinibbana Sutta.

Talk given in 1983.

This talk is part of the series Incidents from the Pali Canon.

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1. Introduction (5:37) 
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2. Impermanence (6:25) 
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3. The opening of the Dharma Eye: the story of Kaundinya (10:43) 
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4. Death (6:06) 
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5. Buddhist festivals and holy places (12:01) 
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6. Reading the Mahaparinibbana Sutta and chanting the Vajrasattva mantra; Vajrasattva, death and the hell realm - a story from Kalimpong (14:06) 
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7. Commemorating the dead (5:51) 
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8. The Episode of the Mirror of the Dhamma (6:38) 
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9. The Episode of Subjective and Objective Refuge (6:26) 
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10. The Episode of the Untimely Flowers (8:09) 
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11. The Episode of the Last Disciple: Buddhaghosa's commentary and similarities with ordination in the Western Buddhist Order (7:53) 


Total running time: 1:29:55

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