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Contents of Three Jewels - Chapters 12 and 14 Unchecked

by Sangharakshita

DISCLAIMER - This transcript has not been checked, and may contain mistakes and mishearings.


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
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
109-110Why are more people alive now than the sum tota1 of previous human
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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