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Contents of Sevenfold Puja - 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

SEVEN FOLD PUJA SEMINAR

CONTENTS
SEMINAR
PAGE
Introduction:
1-4Source and basis of puja

4-21Worship
Setting the scene fpr devotion - Beauty

4-8Ceremonial dress

7-8Offerings:

8-
Incense

9-14Food and drink
14-17Light, colour
17-18Chanting, music
19-21Vandana
21-28Significance of Vandana
22-25Modes of salutation
25-27Going for Refuge
28-39Hinayana and Mahayana path
30-32Difference between the Five and Ten precepts
32-36Innovations
37-39Confession of Faults
40-65"heaping"
42Fear and recognition of evil
43-46Making a confession
46-49How to recieve a confession
49-55Group values and guilt, revolutionaries
55-65Rejoicing in Merit
65-92Guilt and ability to rejoice in merits
66-
Keeping in touch with feelings;
repression of emotion
68-
Group and individual,children
72-
Re: Towns and country
74-83Precariousness of civilization and spiritual
community
84-92Entreaty and Supplication
92-118Receptivity
93-127Madness;delusions,psycopaths, 'illness'
99-113"Asking the Buddha to stay alive" ?
113-117"Crazy wisdom"
-118Transference of Merit and Self-surrender
119-128Bodhicitta and personal property
122-
Supportiveness
126-127General discussion
128-138"objectivity of Buddhahood" in explaining puja
-130Puja as condensation of whole spiritual life
130-132Mantras
132-136Time of day for puja
137-
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