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Talk of the Week: "What is Enlightenment?" by Jinapriya

On Mon, 23 July, 2012 - 00:29
viriyalila's picture
viriyalila
This week’s FBA Podcast is a quietly passionate talk by Jinapriya titled: “What is Enlightenment?” – impossible to pin down and utterly transformative. His main theme within the frame of such a big question is the struggle to live our lives in the present moment, especially in the face of pain. We are met with a thoughtful series of reflections, stories and images that all look to open up the gates of perception, and prepare the heart for the biggest change imaginable and possible for all. In that sense, this is a truly optimistic talk.

Talk given at Cambridge Buddhist Centre, 2003

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paulbooker's picture
An inspring talk that I have listened to a few times over the years. Lots of great moments but particularly liked the analysis near the end that enlightenment cannot exist in the abstract and that consciousness is not an object among objects.

If you haven’t listend to this talk before then please do as it’s a really nice talk.

With Metta

Paul