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Contents of Second Mitra Retreat - Questions and Answers 1976

by Sangharakshita




SANGHARAKSHITA IN SEMINAR
SECOND MITRA RETREAT 1976
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

CONTENTS

1-4 Buddhist and Hindu views on Rebirth/reincarnation

2 Is time real?

5 Does the ego survive bodily death?

6 The concept of "God" in the Mahayana?

6-7 Criticism of Jesus Christ

7 The Buddha does not claim to be infallible

8-7 Belief in God and using the term 'God' if discussing Buddhism with non Buddhists

8-11 Jesus Christ's usage of the term 'God' and 'God the Father'. Did Christ believe in God?

10-12 Middleton Murray's theories about Christ being a follower of John The Baptist

12-13 Accumulating merit (punya)

13-14 Repeating patterns/habits

15 What is a mandala?

16-20 Thangkas (Buddhist paintings) being used as mere decoration

17-19 Using rituals and initiations as mere performances

20 The word 'thangka' coming from 'prabhā' - radiance

21 Eastern criticism of westerners and vice-versa

22-23 'Doing good' in one's own area - not having to look too far afield

22-24 Christian missionary activity

23-25 The danger of large international charitable organisations

25-26 Why the FWBO has no "Headquarters"

26 Comments on the texts studied on the retreat - The Ratnagunasamcayagatha
(Perfection of Wisdom), Songs of Milarepa and Meeting Spiritual Friends

27 Suggestions for future seminars

28 The Buddhist tradition of not reading/studying alone
29-30 The Dharmakaya

30-33 Recommended books on Buddhism?

33 Comments on earlier study seminar conditions

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