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SANGHARAKSHITA: The Buddha's Noble Eightfold Path - An Introduction (Unabridged)

    

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SANGHARAKSHITA: The Buddha's Noble Eightfold Path - An Introduction (Unabridged)

The Eightfold Path is the most widely known formulation of the Buddha’s teaching. It is ancient, reaching back to the Buddha’s very first discourse, and it is highly venerated as a unique treasury of wisdom and practical guidance. The teaching of The Eightfold Path challenges us to grasp the implications of that vision, and asks us to transform ourselves in its light. Like the teaching itself, this work covers every aspect of life.



Disc 1

  The Buddha's Noble Eightfold Path - An Introduction
1.   Chapter 1: The Nature of Existence : Perfect Vision 00:04:49
2.   Perfect Vision 00:02:54
3.   The Path of Vision and the Path of Transformation 00:07:29
4.   The Nature of Existence 00:04:07
5.   The Wheel of Life 00:02:15
6.   The Buddha 00:01:03
7.   The Path 00:01:53
8.   The Four Noble Truths 00:01:59
9.   The Three Characteristics of Conditioned Existence 00:00:16
10.   1. Conditioned Existence is Suffering 00:01:06
11.   2. Conditioned Existence is Impermanent 00:01:04
12.   3. Conditioned Existence is Devoid of True Selfhood 00:01:05
13.   Karma and Rebirth 00:01:32
14.   The Four Sunyatas 00:00:43
15.   1. Samskrta Sunyata – The Emptiness of the Conditioned 00:01:19
16.   2. Asamskrta Sunyata – The Emptiness of the Unconditioned 00:03:27
17.   3. Maha Sunyata – The Great Emptiness 00:02:03
18.   4. Sunyata Sunyata – The Emptiness of Emptiness 00:03:43
19.   Chapter 2: Reason and Emotion in the Spiritual Life 00:07:47
20.   Samyak - samkalpa – Perfect Emotion 00:05:10
21.   The negative aspect of Perfect Emotion 00:00:20
22.   Naiskramya, or ‘non - desire’ 00:04:17
23.   Avyapada or ‘non - hate’ 00:02:01
24.   Avihimsa or ‘non - cruelty’ 00:05:30


Disc 2

  The Buddha's Noble Eightfold Path - An Introduction
1.   The positive aspect of Perfect Emotion 00:00:50
2.   Dana, or giving 00:05:17
3.   Maitri, or love 00:02:16
4.   Karuna, or compassion 00:03:38
5.   ‘In the Mahayana form of Buddhism, that is to say... ’ 00:05:43
6.   Mudita, or Sympathetic Joy 00:02:58
7.   Upeksa, or tranquillity 00:00:53
8.   Sraddha, or faith and devotion 00:01:04
9.   The Sevenfold Puja 00:00:31
10.   ‘The first stage of the Sevenfold Puja is puja, or worship.’ 00:02:09
11.   The second stage of the Sevenfold Puja is vandana... ’ 00:01:19
12.   The third stage of the Sevenfold Puja is Going for Refuge... ’ 00:00:45
13.   The Going for Refuge section of the Sevenfold Puja is followed... 00:01:14
14.   The fifth stage of the Sevenfold Puja is Rejoicing in Merits.’ 00:01:42
15.   The sixth stage, Entreaty and Supplication... ’ 00:01:01
16.   The seventh and last stage of the Sevenfold Puja is Transference... ’ 00:03:53
17.   Chapter 3: The Ideal of Human Communication – Perfect Speech 00:03:17
18.   ‘Now we come to the third aspect of the Buddha’s... ’ 00:04:40
19.   ‘There are three great phases in the historical development... ’ 00:04:45
20.   The four levels of Perfect Speech 00:00:54
21.   1. The level of truthfulness 00:04:20
22.   ‘But then another question arises: do we really even know... ’ 00:04:38
23.   2. The level of affectionateness 00:05:51
24.   3. The level of helpfulness 00:04:49
25.   4. The level of promoting concord, harmony, and unity 00:04:14
26.   ‘In this connection one may think of the examples... 00:04:16


Disc 3

  The Buddha's Noble Eightfold Path - An Introduction
1.   Chapter 4: The Principles of Ethics – Perfect Action 00:01:45
2.   The ‘decline of morals’ 00:02:17
3.   Judaeo - Christian ethics 00:05:08
4.   The Buddhist criterion 00:03:35
5.   Patterns of ethical behaviour 00:05:14
6.   The Five Silas and the Five Dharmas 00:01:03
7.   ‘The first of the Five Precepts is abstention from harming... ’ 00:02:53
8.   ‘The second of the Five Precepts is abstention from taking... ’ 00:00:57
9.   ‘The third Precept is abstention from sexual misconduct.’ 00:01:51
10.   ‘The fourth Precept is abstention from false speech.’ 00:00:43
11.   ‘The last of the Five Precepts is abstention from drink... ’ 00:01:31
12.   The Bhikkshu Samvarasila and Bodhisattva Samvarasila 00:02:07
13.   Total action 00:03:30
14.   Chapter 5: The Ideal Society – Perfect Livelihood 00:03:44
15.   ‘Buddhism too has its day - dreams.’ 00:04:52
16.   ‘Our collective existence has three principal aspects... ’ 00:00:14
17.   ‘Buddhism has various social teachings... ’ 00:00:57
18.   ‘In the same way we find that in the political sphere... ’ 00:04:15
19.   ‘The third aspect of our collective existence... ’ 00:03:07
20.   ‘Having understood some of the main reasons for its inclusion... ’ 00:06:11
21.   Buddhists in the West have begun to realise... ’ 00:06:58
22.   Occupation 00:01:30
23.   Vocation 00:01:16
24.   Duration 00:07:40


Disc 4

  The Buddha's Noble Eightfold Path - An Introduction
1.   Chapter 6: The Conscious Evolution of Man – Perfect Effort 00:06:19
2.   The Four Exertions 00:05:46
3.   1. Preventing the arising of unarisen, unskilful mental states 00:03:24
4.   2. Eradicating arisen, unskilful mental states 00:00:30
5.   (a) The hindrance of craving for material things 00:00:44
6.   (b) The hindrance of hatred 00:01:53
7.   (c) The hindrance of restlessness and anxiety 00:01:27
8.   (d) The hindrance of sloth and torpor 00:00:52
9.   (e) The hindrance of doubt and indecision 00:00:48
10.   ‘In Buddhism the mind or consciousness is often compared... ’ 00:01:15
11.   ‘But how is one to cleanse and purify the water’ 00:00:19
12.   ‘The first method consists in considering the consequences... ’ 00:00:52
13.   ‘The second method consists in cultivating the opposite.’ 00:00:45
14.   ‘The third method is to allow the unskilful thoughts... ’ 00:00:53
15.   ‘If these three methods do not succeed there is a fourth... ’ 00:01:56
16.   3. Developing unarisen skilful mental states 00:01:08
17.   ‘Progress in meditation – progress in the attainment... ’ 00:01:31
18.   ‘The simile for the first dhyana or higher meditative state... ’ 00:01:03
19.   ‘As the simile of the second dhyana the Buddha asks us... ’ 00:00:30
20.   ‘Waxing even more poetical, as the simile for the third dhyana.’ 00:00:41
21.   ‘The Buddhist simile for the fourth dhyana is that of... ’ 00:04:06
22.   4. Maintaining arisen, skilful mental states 00:01:01
23.   The Background of Perfect Effort 00:05:37
24.   Perfect Effort as conscious evolution 00:02:43
25.   Chapter 7: Levels of Awareness – Perfect Awareness 00:07:45


Disc 5

  The Buddha's Noble Eightfold Path - An Introduction
1.   Levels of Awareness 00:00:47
2.   1. Awareness of things 00:06:15
3.   2. Awareness of oneself 00:00:18
4.   (a) Awareness of the body and its movements 00:04:02
5.   (b) Awareness of feelings 00:01:14
6.   (c) Awareness of thought 00:03:16
7.   3. Awareness of people 00:04:32
8.   4. Awareness of reality 00:05:10
9.   Chapter 8: The Higher Consciousness – Perfect Samadhi 00:07:05
10.   Samatha, Samapatti, and Samadhi 00:01:35
11.   Samatha 00:03:32
12.   Samapatti 00:06:29
13.   Samadhi 00:02:14
14.   1. The Imageless Samadhi 00:00:59
15.   2. The Directionless Samadhi 00:01:02
16.   3. The Samadhi of the Voidness 00:05:24
17.   The Noble Eightfold Path as a Cumulative Process 00:07:49

Total Playing Time: 05:33:38






Author(s):
Sangharakshita, Urgyen

Reader(s):
Kulananda

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Religion

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: NA541612

Barcode: 9789626344163

Physical Release: 08/2006

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