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FBA Podcast: The Rise of the Asuras and the Sword of Wisdom

On Sat, 3 December, 2022 - 06:00
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Vajragupta (m) offers a Buddhist myth of the asuras, the Titan realm on the Wheel of Life, as a way of seeing and understanding the social and political times we are living through. In this myth, the Buddha appears in the realm of the asuras holding a sword. What does that symbolize? Vajragupta suggests it can be seen as a sword of fearlessness, a sword of truth and wisdom, a sword of justice, and the sword of the archetypal “king”.

This talk was given at Cardiff Buddhist Centre, 2022.


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