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Dharmabyte's Classics

On Fri, 7 September, 2012 - 18:46
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This week we’ve got two Dharmabyte’s Classics from our vast archive of talks available for free online…

The Parable of the Raft
Amidst the complexity of Buddhist teachings, we can discern a distinctive essence lying behind the various historical forms which developed to convey the Buddha’s oral message. In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Parable of the Raft” Sangharakshita describes the essence of Buddhism: the parable of the raft and the advice to Mahaprajapati Gotami.

The Finger Pointing at the Moon
FBA Dharmabyte, “The Finger Pointing at the Moon” we are taken on another journey with Sangharakshita into the Essence of Buddhism. The finger pointing to the moon is compared with the third fetter: clinging to ethical rules and religious observances.

Both of our Dharmabytes this week are excerpts from the talk “The Nature and Development of Buddhism” by Sangharakshita.

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