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Dharmabyte: Why does the Dharma Exist?

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 27 Jul, 2018 - 12:26

This FBA Dharmabyte is another excerpt from a 1968 talk by Sangharakshita called ‘Why does the Dharma exist?’. Dharma is the experience of reality, and also the expression of that experience in the form of the Buddha’s teaching, especially the law of conditionality. It is the raft that carries you to Enlightenment, the further shore; it is whatever helps you to develop spiritually.

Excerpted from the talk entitled ‘The Meaning of the Dharma‘ given in 1968 as part...

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Dharmabyte: The Dharma Jewel

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 27 Jul, 2018 - 12:20

This FBA Dharmabyte is called ‘The Dharma Jewel’ by Sangharakshita. Dharma is the experience of reality, and also the expression of that experience in the form of the Buddha’s teaching, especially the law of conditionality. It is the raft that carries you to Enlightenment, the further shore; it is whatever helps you to develop spiritually.

This is an excerpt from the talk entitled ‘The Meaning of the Dharma‘ given in 1968 as part of the series ‘...

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Dharmabyte: The Sea As Spiritual Death

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 14 May, 2018 - 13:14

This Dharmabyte podcast, ‘The Sea As Spiritual Death’, is an excerpt from a talk of the same name by Arthabandhu who explores the image of the sea and the raft.  We hold onto our raft, but this brings suffering - can we let go, enter the sea and become spiritually reborn? This is the question Arthabandhu asks us.

Spiritual death does not only mean esoteric meditation practices, it means confronting the vagaries and difficulties of life with...

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Dharmabyte: The Sea as Spiritual Death

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 11 Apr, 2018 - 16:44

We’ve titled this FBA Dharmabyte podcast, “Fluidity in Our Nature: The Sea”. In this gentle talk, Arthabandhu gives us the image of the sea and the raft. We hold onto our raft, but this brings suffering - can we let go, enter the sea and become spiritually reborn? This is the question Arthabandhu asks us.

Spiritual death does not only mean esoteric meditation practices, it means confronting the vagaries and difficulties of life with honesty...

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Dharmabyte's Classics

By viriyalila on Fri, 7 Sep, 2012 - 18:46

Dharmabyte's Classics

By viriyalila on Fri, 7 Sep, 2012 - 18:46This 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...