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


Disc 2

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


Disc 3

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


Disc 4

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


Disc 5

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

Release Date: 08/2006

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