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Contents of Precious Garland - Unchecked

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by Sangharakshita

POOR QUALITY ORIGINAL/SCAN IN PLACES
SANGHARAKSHITA IN SEMINAR:

"THE PRECIOUS GARLAND"
CONTENTS
verse
no:
seminar page;
INTRODUCTION
1Views on authenticity of Mahayana sutras
2-
Studying with a guru
41-100CH:ONE - HIGH STATUS AND DEFINITE GOODNESS 5-21415-21"all knowing"
6-16proving the veracity of Buddhism with science.
8-16intellectualism - Dhammamusari/Sravamusari
13-16The beauty and fascination of of virtues
17-21The sole friend of all beings
18-212Planting the seeds of Dharma/receptivity/generating
Dharma
22-273High Status and Definite goodness
27-33The 'healthy person", receptivity
30-344Happiness and Liberation
34-365Faith and Wisdom
36-386Impotance of Positive emotion;faith,trust,joy.
39-487Investigation of mental states and spontaneity
48-52Pursuing happiness of self and others.
52-54 8/9Ten skilfull actions-Panatipita/not harming others
55-57Adinnadana-not taking the not given
57Kamesu Micchachara - celibacy -"needs"
58-74and aesthetic appreciation
63and enjoyment
66-69and happiness
70and warm emotions - homosexuality
70-74False Views - Nihilism/Eternalism
75-8510Medicinal drinking
85-
Good livelihood
87-92Honouring the honourable
92-9611-13Self mortification
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97-10314Consequences of unskilful action
l03-
15Labelling people
106-
16Self-hate, paranoia
111-113Jungian classification;character types; intraverted feeling
113Wrong views
114 17Giving and recieving
114-117Wrong livelihood
117-121consequences of arrogance, jealousy
12118/1912220-23The Indian 'negative'
123The consequences of virtue
124-12724The consequences of meditation
12625the profundity of Nirvana
12826/27Doctrines of definate Goodness - The non-reality of "ego" 132-15628The expansiveness of consciousness
137-15029-40142-158The Hinayanists fears - Rebirth
15841/42The non-terminality of Nirvana
16143-51166a-170Relativity of terms-" cause and effect"
170-
52-57The metaphor of the mirage
175-178The followers of "existance" and "non-existance"
178-1832.
58-59Buddhism as negation ?
181-18761-64 183-189Nagarjuna' s "approach"
19165-70Momentaryness (time)
191-19471/72Space
19473Non-escape from suffering;Relativity of Nirvana/samara 19574-76Fixing "bases"
19777-79 20280-83The non-reality of self
20484-100 206-207Fear of change;faith in reason
210Chapter Two:An Interwoven Explanation of Definite
Goodness/High Status
2l4-336100-106215-217Current state of scientific thought on the Universe
218107-112Where do souls come from
219-222The illusory elephant
222115keeping silent
223116-122"indigestion" from teachings
228123-124Using the teaching properely
230125-127Worldly benefits of dana,sila,shanti
233129-134236-239Sanghravastus
239The benefits of honesty/dishonesty-Telling the truth
240-
135-142246-253Speaking with love
255Impermanence
256 143-145256146-147Intoxicants,Gambling
257-260148-170Lust for women
261-288Shubha
" "
171-172Violence and entertainment
173inspiration:metta, mudita ,Karuna,Uppeksa
294-302Function of art
302174Great Men, and the 32 Marks - Beauty
304-336177Religuaries
307178-196Representation of Beauty
307-336The character of the Buddha
316-318Friendship and sex
319197-199324Chapter Three: The Collections for Enlightenment
337-454Principal Stages of the Spiritual Path
337-342201-212342-347Trikaya
347-353b
214353b
laziness
354-369215-219359-369The Bodhisattva; practibility of a limitless ideal
making vows

-387220-222384223Desire
387-
Building 'images'of people
391224393Suffering
395226-227Enlightenment; far or near?
396229401231-234Drawbacks of rich ornamentation,patronage of monks
402235-282406-413283Importance of metta, emotional positivity
417-4323.
284-285Liberation of Mind(Heart)/ Wisdom
419-421286428287Discipline and Attachments; making vows
432-438288Importance of receptivity, sympathy
439-442Meditation diary
442289Hearing and Giving the Dharma
443-447290-298447-454Chapter Four: Royal Policy
454-580Buddhafields
454-458301-307458-460 Accumulating merit
460-464309Fame and Flattery - Karma and wealth
465312-327469-471 Basis of social political frameworks
471-473331-345473-477 Buddhist Kings
477-480346-347480 Pleasure
480-508 Boredom
482-493348-349493352-353- Meditating “out of time”
503-509354-356-
The senses and the sense objects
510-512357-361515-519362-363 Pleasure and Pain
519364 Regression to Infinity
520365-366 The Bodhisattva hovering between being and non-being
522367 Did the Buddha teach the Mahayana
523368-369 Recognition of the Higher Ideal
525-530371
Projection
531372 -373Impotance of empathy
533374 of remembering
535375-376Giving up pleasures
536-540377-382540-
Hinayana and Mahayana Teachings
541-573 "Extras and Essentials"

-549384-400550-573 The teaching of the Hidden intention
550-557 Monk and layman; personal development
573-580Chapter Five The Bodhisattva Deeds:
580-688401Regular Steps
580402-403Anger, hiding faults, resentment
581-590404Dishonesty,dissimulation, jealousy,miserliness
591-604405Hiri and Otopa
593-
406Arrogance, comparing oneself with others, hierachy
-600408The Seven Prides
600413-416Reciting faults

-606417-418Facing up to big faults
608-612420-421Libidinous praise
613422Holier than thou
615423-424Seeking Advice
617Loving attatchments and parents
620-628425-426Social pecking order
628-
Work
631427-440631-641 4.
Hinayana and Mahayana Paths
642Is Buddhism selfish ? - Technology and Progress
643-648441-443Ten Bhumis
648-656467-468"seven fold Puja"
656-664Order Metta
661-
487-491664-
Reliance on contact with wise men
667-671492-500669-675Lamas and Reincarnat Bodhisattvas
676-678Archaryas
681General discussion

-688end...
Song of Four Mindfulnesses:
688-710Introduction
689Verse one
689-
esoteric apsects of the Refuges
691-697Verse two
697Verse three
698Visualisation
700Verse four
702Verse five
703Conclusion
704ascertaining spiritual attainment
705Sunyata practices
707General discussion
710FINIS
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