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Contents of Jewel Ornament of Liberation Chapter 1 - The Motive

by Sangharakshita

Jewel Ornament of Liberation: Chapter 1

The Motive
Page no: Subject
1 - 3 Introduction to the Pali Canon
3 - 15 Gampopa's salutation
3 -5 Derivation of Manjusri
4 Cosmology of the Buddha's time
6 Dharma - meaning
7 -8 Salutation of Milarepa and Atisa
8 -10 The Wish fulfilling gem
10- 14 The spiral
14- 15 Goals
15 Introduction to characteristics of Samsara and Nirvana
16- 18 Ultimate nature of Samsara and Nirvana - Sunyata
16 - 21 The problems of words falling short
21- 26 Causal and Primary Characteristics of Samsara and Nirvana
24 Origination of term 'Sunyata'
25- 26 Confusion the hallmark of samsara
27 - 30 Rebirth and a fresh start
30 - 35 The Loka's, the three world spheres
32 - 33 Experiences of the rupa-loka
33- 34 Sambhogakaya
36 No ultimate first cause, a point of first being cannot be perceived
37 - 40 Difference between the experience of suffering and insight into the Aryan truth
of suffering
40 - 41 Transforming the samsara
41 & 43 Physical suffering of an Enlightened being
42 Pain and mental attitude
43 - 48 Result process/Action process and the importance of seeing the switch point
46 Biological instincts
48 Pain and pleasure are karmically neutral
48 - 50 Without craving
51 - 52 Structure of the Book
52 - 58 The Motive, which is unsurpassable Nirvana i.e. the example of
Enlightenment
54 - 55 Enlightenment can be reached by hard work
55 - 57 Word of individuals as opposed to an outside force, e.g. God
58 - 67 The womb of Buddhahood - Tathagatagarbha
59 - 60 Not the Atman concept
60 - 64 Linguistic difficulties of explanation
65 - 67 So in dependence upon what does the 'seed' arise?
68 You need more than just the potential
69 Seeds of potentiality in the six realms
70 - 72 Effort of development
72 - 73 Transformation of energy
73 - 74 'Sunyata permeates all beings'
75 Undeveloped state is potential for development
75 - 82 The Buddha's use of words - he refrained from metaphysical speculation
78 - 80 Subconscious
81 - 85 The Direct method of the Buddha's teaching
83 - 85 Problems with metaphorical explanations
87 - 89 Tathata - suchness
89 - 101 Buddha families
93 Levels of Enlightenment?
95 - 97 No end to the spiritual life
97 - 98 Angles of approach to the spiritual life
101 - 120 Cut off Family
104 - 105 Skilfulness in Sleep?
106 - 108 'Some are defeating positive qualities'
109 - 110 Negativity drains others
110 - 112 Hanging on to negativity and problems
113 - 114 Human state - prospect for liberation
114 - 116 Making use of your opportunities
116 - 117 "Habit" of samsara
120 - 126 Dubious family
121 - 124 Following different facets of the path
123 Sravaka family
124 - 126Commitment to aspects of FWBO
126 - 133 Pratyekabuddha family
130 - 132 Not wishing to be indebted
133 - 134 Change in meaning of the word Buddha
135 - 136 Muni
136 - 138 Pseudo self-sufficiency
139 - 140 Gampopa's view of Sravaka and Pratyekabuddha as steps on the path to
enlightenment, not true Enlightenment
140 - 142 Problems of settling in a happy, healthy, human state
141 Arhantship, goal or stage?
142 - 145 Right attitude to community life from a position of strength
144 - 145 Living alone
146 - 149 Buddha urges on Sravakas and Pratyekabuddhas
146 - 148 Helping people stuck at the 'happy healthy and human stage'
150 - 152 Mahayana family
150 - 152 Going for refuge and Bodhicitta at 4 levels
152 - 154 "Family"
154 - 159 Living and working in the FWBO
159 - 163 Age in the FWBO
163 - 167 Doctrine of the two veils
167 Clinging to Sunyata
168 - 175 Klesa
172 - 174 Fear and the fear of death
174 - 178 Emotions
178 4 Brahma Viharas
179 - 181 Importance of Metta Bhavana
181 - 182 Karuna Bhavana
182 Mudita Bhavana
183 - 185 Upekkha
185 - 189 Subdivisions of the Mahayana
188 - 194 Opinions
194 - 198 Politics
198 The depth of the Mahayana
199 - 200 The position of the FWBO
201 - 202 Papal infallibility
203 - 204 2 conditions for Enlightenment
204 Signs of the Bodhisattva
206 'Without deceit and fraud'
207 - 211 Medicine and deceit
211 - 213 Legality and ethics
213 FWBO and society
214 - 216 Skilful means
218 - 220 Compassion/Sentimentality/Purity
220 Transcendental Wisdom
221 - 225 Hardship
226 - 227 Creating right conditions
227 - 228 Physical/Emotional suffering
230 - 236 Absolute optimism of the Mahayana
231 - 232 Our karmic connection with the Dharma
232 - 244 New Zealand and the Dharma
244 - 236 The Buddhist story of God
235 The Cathars
237
Kalyana Mitrata versus spiritual director
237 - 238 Potentiality of Buddhahood
239 - 240 Changes in India
241 Spiritual/Psychological
241 Psychological growth groups
242 - 243 Leaders/Followers
245 - 246 Charisma
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