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In answering the question 'What is Buddhism?', Sangharakshita identifies higher evolution - the development of higher states of consciousness - with the twelve links in the progressive trend of the Buddha's teaching of conditioned co-production.
Talk given in 1969.
This talk is part of the series The Higher Evolution.
|2.||General recapitulation on the theme (5:02)|
|3.||Recapitulation of topics so far (9:50)|
|4.||Introduction to lecture (4:10)|
|5.||What is Buddhism? (8:29)|
|6.||The Buddha's criteria of the Dharma (8:21)|
|7.||Buddhism as the path towards higher Evolution (7:38)|
|8.||The Twelve Positive Nidanas - an introduction (4:06)|
|11.||Joy and delight (3:59)|
|12.||Rapture and ecstasy (6:10)|
|16.||Knowledge and Vision of Reality; the four remaining nidanas (3:49)|
Total running time: 1:36:46