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Resources for Religion Without God, Week 3, Death and the Biggest Questions of All

On Sat, 10 November, 2012 - 17:18
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Candradasa
Ok folks, with sincere apologies for the delay, here are the references for talk 3. Lots to get your teeth into…

Dhammapada (opening section, Yamakavagga, ‘The Pairs’)
1. Acharya Buddharakkhita’s translation
2. Thanissaro Bhikkhu’s translation
3. Sangharakshita’s translation

Readings
Bodhi Sutta: Awakening - Thanissaro Bhikkhu’s translation
The Buddha’s vision of the lotuses with Brahma Sahampati
Nyanatiloka Mahathera on Kamma and Rebirth (1947).

Further listening
Tibetan Book of the Dead (Bardo Thodol) series by Padmavajra (referred to in the talk).
Death and the Self, and the Buddha’s Unanswered Questions by Vaddhaka.

The Five Niyamas
Source Texts for the Fivefold Niyama by Jayarava.
Subhuti on the Dhamma Niyama (audio).

Miscellaneous
Prospero’s speech from Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ (Act 4, scene 1, 148-154).
An interesting blog piece by Thomas Knierim called ‘Buddhism Without Rebirth?’ which I found interesting when reading around the subject.
Another engaging, more academic piece is ‘Karma, Rebirth, and Mental Causation’ by Christian Coseru.

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