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JINANANDA: Middle Way (The) - The Story of Buddhism (Unabridged)


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JINANANDA: Middle Way (The) - The Story of Buddhism (Unabridged)

General interest in Buddhism has never been higher. The story and teachings of a man who lived 2,500 years ago have a special resonance for us today, perhaps because he taught a way of life that was not based on belief in a creator god but rather on personal experience. ‘Test my words for yourself,’ he said. But what lies behind those distinctive images of the Buddha, seated with unshakeable poise, with eyes half-closed and a slight smile? How did Buddhism develop, from the austere style which governed the life of the yellow-robed monks in ancient India to the more colourful, even magical expression of Tibet? And where does Zen fit in? In The Middle Way, Jinananda, a Western-born Buddhist, divides the subject into The Three Jewels - The Buddha (a life of the historical figure), The Dharma (an account of the fundamental teachings) and The Sangha (the disciples, both lay and monastic throughout the world). With extracts from some of main sutras, Jinananda explains the key concepts that lie behind a system of thought and behaviour which, like the universe itself, is continuously expanding.

Disc 1

  The Middle Way - The Story of Buddhism
1.   The Buddha: The Birth Of Buddha 00:06:18
2.   The Buddha: The Training Of Siddartha Gautama 00:03:45
3.   The Buddha: The Legend Of the Four Sights 00:05:55
4.   The Buddha: The Decision And The Departure 00:03:53
5.   The Buddha: Siddartha's First Teacher - Alara Kalama And Udraka Ramaputra 00:05:22
6.   The Buddha: Austerities 00:10:49
7.   The Buddha: A Declaration Of Intent 00:05:01
8.   The Buddha: The Night Of The Enlightenment 00:07:07
9.   The Buddha: The Implications Of His Awakening 00:03:01
10.   The Buddha: To Varanasi To Turn the Wheel Of the Dharma 00:09:20
11.   The Buddha: Forty - Five Years Of Teaching 00:04:05
12.   The Buddha: The Tales Of Kisa Gotami, Angulimala And Devadatta 00:04:38
13.   The Buddha: Death And The Parinirvana 00:03:07
14.   The Buddha: The Final Moments: 'Impermanent Are All Compounded Things. With Mindfulness, Strive on.' 00:04:46

Disc 2

  The Middle Way - The Story of Buddhism
1.   The Dharma: The Teaching Of the Budda 00:06:11
2.   The Dharma: Thus Have I Heard 00:02:07
3.   The Dharma: A Direct Experience 00:03:17
4.   The Dharma: Pratitya Samutpada - Dependent Origination - The Core Teaching Of The Buddha 00:06:30
5.   The Dharma: Conditionality - A Process Without Beginning Or End 00:03:53
6.   The Dharma: The Middle Way 00:06:07
7.   The Dharma: The Four Noble Truths 00:02:57
8.   The Dharma: The First Noble Truth - Suffering. 00:05:22
9.   The Dharma: The Second Noble Truth - The Origin Of Suffering Is Craving. 00:03:44
10.   The Dharma: The Wheel Of Life - A Mirror Of Craving And Ignorance 00:01:28
11.   The Dharma: At The Centre - A Cock, A Pig And A Snake 00:01:06
12.   The Dharma: The Rise And Fall - Karma And Rebirth 00:07:32
13.   The Dharma: The Six Realms Of Existence; 00:05:24
14.   The Dharma: The Outer Rim Of The Wheel. 00:01:50
15.   The Dharma: The Third Noble Truth - The Cessation Of Suffering - The End Of Craving 00:07:26
16.   The Dharma: The Forth Noble Truth - The Noble Eight - Fold Path 00:02:35
17.   The Dharma: The Eight Limbs Of The Noble Eight - Fold Path 00:00:26
18.   The Dharma: Morality Or Ethics. 00:03:44
19.   The Dharma: Meditation 00:03:22
20.   The Dharma: Wisdom 00:01:36
21.   The Dharma: The Growth Of The Dharma After The Budda 00:02:39

Disc 3

  The Middle Way - The Story of Buddhism
1.   The Sangha: The Sangha 00:05:38
2.   The Sangha: The Dharma As A Raft - Designed Differently By Different Cultures 00:02:35
3.   The Sangha: The Spiritual Friendship Of the Sangha 00:03:24
4.   The Sangha: The Vinaya, The Rule Of The Monks 00:03:52
5.   The Sangha: The Development Of Schools - The Theravada 00:04:28
6.   The Sangha: The Development Of Images Of The Buddha 00:04:40
7.   The Sangha: The Growth Of The Mahayana - The Great Vehicle. (I) A Deeper Relevance To Lay People 00:02:10
8.   The Sangha: The Growth Of The Mahayana - The Great Vehicle. (II) The Bodhisattva Ideal 00:05:06
9.   The Sangha: The Growth Of The Mahayana - The Great Vehicle. (III) Skilful Means - Art 00:01:12
10.   The Sangha: Skilful Means - The Sultras: The Written Word: 00:02:34
11.   The Sangha: The Perfection Of Wisdom Sutras - The Diamond Sutra 00:03:17
12.   The Sangha: The Heart Sutra 00:04:12
13.   The Sangha: The Madhyamika School 00:00:32
14.   The Sangha: The Yogacara School 00:02:33
15.   The Sangha: Worship 00:02:00
16.   The Sangha: Tantric Buddhism Or The Vajrayana (Diamond Vehicle) 00:08:37
17.   The Sangha: The Tantra In Tibet - The Three 'Esoteric' Versions Of The Three Jewels (I) The Budda - 00:03:22
18.   The Sangha: The Tantra In Tibet - The Three 'Esoteric' Versions Of The Three Jewels (II) The Dharma 00:04:13
19.   The Sangha: The Tantra In Tibet - The Three 'Esoteric' Versions Of The Three Jewels (III) The Sangha 00:00:34
20.   The Sangha: The 11th Century Tibetan yogi And Poet, Milarepa And His Teacher Marpa 00:02:17
21.   The Sangha: Buddhism In China And Japan - The Pure Land - Jodo Shinshu and Cha'an Or Zen 00:09:47
22.   The Sangha: Buddhism In The West 00:02:22

Total Playing Time: 03:55:48


Lesser, Anton; Timson, David; Williams, Heathcote

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Religion

Catalogue No: NA314612

Barcode: 9789626341469

Physical Release: 10/1997

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