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Contents of Manjughosa Stuti Sadhana

by Sangharakshita

SANGHARAKSHITA IN SEMINAR

THE MANJUGHOSA STUTI SADHANA
CONTENTS
1What is a stuti sadhana?
A Profound stuti sadhana
Manjusri and Manjughosa
3Bodhisattvas as protectors
The Three Buddhas becoming the Five Buddhas
The 'Nathas' - protectors
Anathapindaka
4Thinking of bodhisattvas as externally existing 'out there'
5The names Manjusri, Manjughosa and Manjunatha
6Guilt
7Manjusri as the most important of all the bodhisattvas
8Manjughosa and Blakean terminology
Moon mats and sun mats
10Balancing worldly advancement and spiritual advancement - The Tantra in
Buddhism and Hinduism
12'Vidya' as 'spiritual science'
Spiritual 'transmission' or initiation
14What is Going for Refuge?
Compassion and Great Compassion
17Subjective guilt and objective guilt
18The six refuges in the Vajrayana - Buddha, Dharma, Sangha, Guru, Yidam,
Dakini
19The Yidam/Ishtadevata
20Ways of determining one's Yidam
The Dakini
21Helping oneself and helping others - the popular Hinayana and popular Mahayana
views
22The verses of the four Brahma Viharas
23Equanimity
25Contempt as the near enemy of compassion
26Rejoicing in Merits
27Giving criticism positively
29Om Svabhavasuddhah Sarvadharmah Svabhavasuddho Ham
The twofold Nairatmya
30Recommendation to study Conze's 'Buddhist Thought in India'
Without some experience of Sunyata visualisation practice is no better than
vulgar magic - Mr. Chen
32The Maya world - the 'illusion' of samsara
36What is ontology?
Illusion and delusion
39Om, Ah, Hum, Dhih
40Samayasattva and Jnanasattva
42Prajna and Jnana
43Manjughosa and Akshobya
Entering the mandala by the Eastern Gate
45Visualising letters/characters in Roman, Sanskrit or Tibetan script?
46Combining more than one visualisation practice
47The verses of the stuti itself
Klesa and Jneya
48Recommending Conze's 'Buddhist Thought in India'(Again)
The importance of the son in the East
51The alphabet of wisdom and the mantra
OM A RA PA CA NA DHIH
DHIH and DHI
52Stutis and twenty one mantras repeated a number of times in each session
54Omniscience
56The congenital klesas
58The four pratisamvids - analytical knowledges
59Feeling sick when trying to practise sadhanas
How long should the practice of the stuti sadhana take?
60Manjughosa in the morning and Vajrasattva in the evening
Should one prioritise visualisation over the Metta Bhavana or Mindfulness of
Breathing?
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