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Contents of Pali Canon - Dhammapada Chapters 14 and 20

by Sangharakshita

The Dhammapada. Chapters 14 & 20

Vinehall 1981
verse:
seminar page;
Introduction to seminar
1Ch.14: Buddhavaga. The Enlightened One.
179 The complete conquest of craving
1-7The function of dhyana in developing insight
3-7'Vipassana' teachings
Samadhi and cetovimutti
6-7"whose sphere is endless"; "pathless"
7Realization of stream entry
8180 11-17Craving and desire and passion
181 17-24sati and recollection
20-
182 The difficulties of attaining to the human state
24-
Making contact with the Dharma
28-30The difference between Buddhas and Arhants
31-35183 Sasana -Ordinance and governance
36-
Communication with beings with different form
39-
184 Tapas -psychic heat and asceticism
41-
Forbearance
43-
The Buddha's sense of humour
44-47Practising ksanti
48-50"Nirvana is supreme " a sense of priorities
50-58Using culture as a means to an end
51-58The recluse
59-
Bhikkhus functioning in secular life and
61-
legitimate use of power with children, games,
being a judge and taking life
77Educating children
77-79Brahmanas, Sramanas -Sravakas
80-82185 Pratimoksa -Sanvaro -Restraint, guarding the gates 82-
Observing the rules
90-
"To be moderate in eating"
95-100Living on the edge, in seclusion
100-103Being yoked to higher states
103Bhante chants verses 183-185 104Limited pleasures and enjoyment
105-111Alienation
109-111Destruction of craving
111Pain
112Alienation from feelings
114Experiencing the Truth of Suffering
116Dhyanic experience of non-Buddhists
117Necessity of insight to break conditioning
118188 Nature-worship, animism
121-125Distinction between refuge and worship -
Unenlightened teachers
124-132 Fear, negative and positive
125-126"Duality" of Conditioned and Unconditioned
128Unenlightened teachers
128190Difference between Conditioned and Unconditioned
refuge Bhikkhus and going for refuge
135-137Pseudo-psychoanalytical jargon
138'false' hierarchy
139Newcomers and first impressions
142-145Sutamaypanna and chintamayapanna and insight
145The Four Noble Truths and contemplation
146-149Stream entry and the arising of the Bodhicitta
149-151The cause of suffering -Karma and rebirth
151-
The Buddha's current existence
152-155Compatibility of different traditions, answering
questions
156-158 Transcending suffering -Dukkha nirodha and
Nirvana
159-161Noble Eightfold Path and correlation with
Noble Truths
161-163Aryan and Aryan Truths
163Suffering and the Truth of suffering
164Mass conversion and degrees of going for refuge
165-168193 Individuality
170-178Happiness from hearing Dhamma
171Happiness from unity of Sangha
172Schism -Ceylonese Sanghabedha
173-
The importance of mitras belonging to whole
movement
175-
195 178196 Transcendental element of Faith/worship
178Visualization, going for refuge
Merit-making
180"Those worthy of reverence"-commitment and
hierarchy
183-193Ch.20 Maggavagga
273 How is Buddhism the best religion? The
Archetypal Path to enlightenment
194-198Proving the existence of God
197Buddhism can only show the way
198-200The Man of Vision -perfectionism
202-205274 The Archetypal Path
205-
False claims of similarity between Buddhism and
other religions
206-210Bewildering Mara
211Insight and Stream entry
211-
meditating
212Regular steps
214Intelligence and Reason
214 275 Talking from a basis of experience
219-223Neurosis
220The misuse of language
223-
276 Indulging in negativity
231277 The nature of insight-transience
237-241-dukkha, insubstantiality
241Absolutizing Nirvana
244-247281 Guarding speech
281White lies -in business, death
286-
-right to information
292-294Restraining one's thoughts
295-299Walter Mitty complex and fantasy
296-299Ethical activity in business
300-306Rule of Law and Order
306-312FWBO and demonstrations
308-312282 Wisdom and knowledge
312-318Irregular steps
313giving talks and lamas giving talks
317Reincarnate Bodhisattvas
321 ...

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