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Contents of Jewel Ornament of Liberation - Meeting Spiritual Friends - Unchecked

DISCLAIMER - This transcript has not been checked by Sangharakshita, and may contain mistakes and mishearings. Checked and reprinted copies of all seminars will be available as part of the Complete Works Project.

by Sangharakshita

SEMINAR ON : "MEETING SPIRITUAL FRIENDS"

CONTENTS
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Seminar Page
Introduction to seminar
1-330Motive ;Tathagatagarba
3Crucial importance of meeting spiritual friends
4-9Inspiration, sparking off
7-9Spiritual athority in Buddhism
9-19"approaching, meeting, honouring"
20-22
Perfection of Wisdom texts
22-23 Omniscience
24-28
Accumulation of Merits
28-30 Veils of klesavarana and jneyavarana
31-32
Pratyekabuddhas
32-3431Necessity of spiritual friends
34-36
Protecting skilful mental states and attainments
37-4232"Guide, Escort, Boatman"
44-
33 The greatest benefactor
46-48 Spiritual hierachy and Mitras
48-5534Bodhisattva pitaka-recourse to scriptual authority
59-62
Using the right words
62-63
Dispelling doubts
64-66
Discussion on text so far
66-77Spiritual potential of ordinary human being
35"Receiving respectfully"
80-
Darsana;looking at spiritual friends
82-
Personal service
85-90Lineage of gurus
91-93"Obeying commands";"coincidence of wills"
93-96"Devoted interest"; "confidence"
96"Plessing" your spiritual friends
97-100Appropriate activity and motive
10036Three kinds of Wisdom
103-104Praise and criticism
105-111Asking for the Dharma
111-117Ability to recieve instruction
117Protection by spiritual friends
119-120General discussion
120-132Reverence
123-
Modern valuation of friendship
125-
Developing healthyness
126Discipline
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