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Contents of Three Jewels - Chapters 12 and 14 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

WOMEN'S ORDER CONVENTION 1985

CONTENTS
General Question and Answer Session
1-3Background books for Dharma study
4 -5Mantras in the sevonfold puja
6 -9Communication between Bhante and the Order
9Sex and the unity of the Order
9 -11Situations for new Order Members
11 Women Order Members and new centres
12- 15Co-operatives and Women Order Members
16- 23Female conditioning,and lack of confidence and
Independence.
23- 26The Wreath of Blue Lotus - The female will
26- 41Questions arising for new women friends with respect to men and women in
the FWBO
41-43Why did Bhante recommend Otto Weineger's book ‘Sex and Character’?
43-52Why did Bhante recommend Robert Spicer' s book ‘Ball Breaking’?
52-57Feminist literature
59-60Women in the Movement and the Transcendental
60-69Contact between Women Order Members and Mitras and 'spark' -
Enthusiasm in study
67- 69The lack of women coming forward for Ordination
69-74Women and writing
Q/A on Ch, 12 of The Three Jewels. The Human Situation
75-77Man not unique in the sense of being descreet
77-78Origin and significance of Pantheism
78-79The exploitation of animals
79-80Psycho-physical energy - the division of consciousness at death
81-82Consciousness, energy and volition - streams~;
82-85Consciousness and will
84- 85Intelligence and intellect
86-88Not identifying with present expressions
88- 89The six realms psychologically and symbolically
89-94Rebirth and gender
94-98Consciousness transference.
Fidelity and friendship
99-104Bodhisattva in the s~ub#humafr realms
105-107The rarity of the human birth
107- 109The entry of a stream of consciousness into the human
realm.
109-110Why are more people alive now than the sum tota1 of previous human
existences?
110-111Unmindfulness, volition and karmic consequences
112-114The usefulness of the refinement of the mundane
The arupa dhyanas
114-118Relating to symbols and images
117Buddha seeds
118Kshitigarbha and the hell realms
119-120Negative states in meditation
121Awareness of past lives
122-127The question of pro~longing life on medical support systems
The Anagamis - the non-returners
126-127Dreams. Bhante's muse
128The origin of the teaching of the five skandhas
129-130The elements as different energies
130-131The Yogachara~ philosophy
132-134Male and female indriyas
134-135Hadaya vattha - the physical basis of mind
135Rupassa upacaya - growth of integration
136-138The stones at the Tantra exhibition
139-140Different approaches to the teaching of the skandhas
141-148The spirit of the word not the letter!
The importance of poetry
148-150Death and grief
150-152Classification of the samskaras and vijnana
152-155Western philosophy and future trends
Q/A on Ch. 14 of The Three Jewels - The Goal
156-161The vimoksa teachings
161-167The Path and the Goal
The spiral path and eternalism
103-166The Buddha's continuation
Archetypal Bodhisattvas
167The arupa dhyanas and the gates of liberation
168-169The Goal as negative, positive, paradoxical and symbolic
169-171The three levels of compassion
171-172Prajnaparamita and Manjugosha
172-173The Brahma Viharas - mundane and transcendetal
173-174The tradition of wisdom embodied in the femal form
174Samya-dristi as axial rather than perfect vision
175Free will as central
175-181Rabindranath Tagore's 'life god'
The muse
Spatial thought and reference
181-183Purity and the goal
183-184The historical and the dhyani Buddhas
185-192Bhante talking about his reading, writing and meditation
Interest, enthusiasm and continuity.
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