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Contents of New Zealand 1975 - Questions and Answers

by Sangharakshita

In the unedited transcripts which follow all of the contents listings are grouped together here at the beginning of this volume. When looking for a particular item, note which question and answer session/interview contains that item and then find that session by referring to its title at the top of each page.

SANGHARAKSHITA IN SEMINAR
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
BASED ON THE NEW ZEALAND SERIES OF LECTURES

[Held on 25-7 July 1975]

Contents

1 Duality

2 Non Theism and Right View

3 Christianity as an esoteric teaching in its early days

5 Christianity after the collapse of the Roman Empire Christianity, sin and the fallen state (of humanity)

7 The language of 'ideals' 

10 Idealism and positivity in New Zealand 

16 Engaging in social work from a strong spiritual basis. Trying to live up to one's ideals 

17 Natural and artificial ideals

18 Having a 'live' Sangha

20 Study groups and straying from the text being studied

22 Direct and indirect methods

23 Concentration, absorption and Insight. Recollection and memory

25 Looking at the 'worst' in oneself positively

28 Integration of one's selves and development of positive emotion 

29 The arising of conflict. From childhood or later? 

31 Meditation is much more than just becoming more and more concentrated. 

32 The psychological, the spiritual and the transcendental 

34 Raising the threshold of readiness for ordination - the two irreducible requirements for ordination/Order members 

39 Having at least some people without any practical responsibilities in the Order 

45 A possible future FWBO Centre in Norwich 

46 Possible dichotomies between family life and the spiritual life?

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