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Contents of Aspects of the Higher Evolution of the Individual

by Sangharakshita

Study Group Leaders' Questions and Answers on:

Aspects of the Higher Evolution of the Individual
"How Consciousness Evolves"
1/7 "Man" as humankind and feminist feelings
7/16 The role of memory, reason and ethics in the development consciousness
The monk with the bad memory
13/16 Aesthetic experience or imaginative experience
16/17 The representatives of the distortions of self consciousness
17/19 The distinction between mind and body
19 Vijnana in terms of the skandhas
20/22 Feeling and emotion in the skandhas
22/23 The four stages of consciousness
23/25 The transcendental sees us
25/26 Making the Transcendental an object of ones consciousness
26 Transcendental consciousness in terms of visualization practice
27/28 Emotion in the emergence of rudimentary self-consciousness
28/29 Inheriting the Higher Evolution
29/30 The Higher Evolution in terms of the majority
30/34 Difficulties in communicating Transcendental Awareness
"From Alienated Awareness to Integrated Aware-ness"
35/36 The place of ethics in developing integrated awareness
37/32 Degrees of awareness, transforming awareness
38/41 Bodily needs
39 Posture in meditation
40 Mindfulness of breathing and body
41 Mindfulness and decisions
42 Just looking in conflict with the busy life
43/49 Advising on professional help
49/62 Awareness of psychological, language and social conditioning
62/65 Thinking for oneself
63 The arupa dhyanas as transcendental states
66/67 Alienated awareness
67/71 Semantics and their importance
71/73 The process of the integration of the individual
73/75 Ego directed, person and personality
75/77 Western psychology as a connection between the dharma and our culture
"Individuality - True of False?"
78 Integration - horizontal or vertical
84/85 The Pudgalavadins
85/89 Energy and integration
89/91 Temporary selves and (wine?) moods
The persona of the Order
92/93 Cultivating a strong collective identification
"The Question of Psychological Types"
95/102 The usefulness of psychological terminology
102/104 Freud - his usefulness In the individual's spiritual development
104/107 Fromm - the relation of his five orientations to the spiritual life
Karen Horney
108/112 Types - Buddhaghosa's and psychological
112/113 Traits and structures
113/116 Enlarging the field of 'types'
Blake's classifications
114 Astrological types
115 The I Ching
"Psychotherapy versus Meditation"
118 The Six Element Practice - vipassana
118/120 Alternative descriptions of the four Dhyanas
120/124 Meditation, health and balance and faith - then and now in the FWBO
Faith, trust and openness
123/124 The balance between teacher and disciple
124 Health and balance - meditation practices
125/128 Synthesising psychotherapeutic techniques with the teaching
26 Bhante's personal experience with acupuncture
127 Acupuncture, massage, communication exercises, yoga - using powerful forces
128 All worldlings are mad
128/130 The myth of mental illness
Madness in the Gospels
The difference between physical ~ad mental suffering in traditional Buddhism
130/131 Success in psychotherapy and Kalyana Mitrata
"The Problems of Personal Relationships"
132/138 Kalyana Mitrata - its emphasis in different traditions
136/138 The relationship between monk and layman
137/138 The development of the FWBO in this context
138/139 Limiting responsibilities that distract from the spiritual life
Relationships and children
140/141 Business relationships in the co-op
141/144 The Greek model of friendship
142 Relationships between siblings
Micchaditthis in personal relationships
145/146 Order members as positive authority within the New Society
146/150Showing one's disapproval of other's unethical actions
147 Abortion
148 Children's behaviour in the centres
150/154 Relationship problems
152 Competitive feelings between male Order members
153 The part the media may play
155/156 The media view of relationships
156/158 Parent child relationships - Indian and Western
158/159 Women at the crucifixion - historical fact?
Muhammad and the Buddha
159 Archetypal symbols in personal relationships
159/162 Guru-yoga
162/166 The decline of the angel and the Virgin Mary in Christianity
Christianity and 'mumbo-jumbo'
"The Individual and the Spiritual Life"
167 Mitra's trust in Order members
167/168 First formulation of the Three Jewels
168/172 Kalyana Mitrata
168/170 Fellowship with the lovely
170/172 Pervading every element of the spiritual life
172/175 The popularity of the Nichirens in Britain
175/177 The importance of Going Forth
Solitary retreats
178/179 Situations that inhibit Stream entry
179/184 The Order and the danger of localization and autonomy
Spreading skills
183/184 The wandering Order member
184/185Bhante's personal realization of the importance of Kalyana mitrata
l86/192 Dhardo Rimpoche, Jamyang Khentse, Katchu Rimpoche
"Is a Guru Necessary"
193 Relating to the Unity of the Order
193/195 The four kinds of disciple - patients, friends, sons and lovers
195/197 A belief in God is often an infantile need for a father figure
197/198 The Buddha's development after Enlightenment
198 Nanda's ordination
199 "Do not be under the impression that I ever taught anything"
Understanding the spirit of words
199/200 The samaya vow between guru and disciple
200/201 Vertical Kalyana Mitrata
202/205 The guru/disciple relationship
Responsibilities of the disciple to the guru
205/207 Three Tantric Gurus
Jamyang Khentse Rimpoche, Dudjom Rimpoche, Dilgo Rimpoche, Chatul
Sangye Dorje
207/210 Incarnate Bodhisattvas and Incarnate Lamas
210/211 The guru/disciple relationship
211/213 How has the FWBO helped or hindered Bhante
213/214 Problems encountered in following the spiritual path
214/216 How families fit into the spiritual life

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