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Dharmabyte: Chittamatra (Mind Only)

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 28 Jun, 2018 - 14:54

This FBA Dharmabyte is called Chittamatra (‘Mind-Only’) from the talk The Depth Psychology of the Yogachara by Sangharakshita.

The Yogachara School of Indian Mahayana Buddhism and its doctrine of ‘Mind-Only’ (Chittamatra) crucially influenced the development of Zen. Here the doctrine is related to subjective and absolute idealism in Western philosophy. 

This talk was given in 1967 and is part of the series Aspects of Buddhist Psychology.

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Dharmabyte: Intellectual Understanding is not Enough

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 26 Jun, 2018 - 14:54

This FBA Dharmabyte is called ‘Intellectual understanding is not enough’ from the talk ‘The Turning About in the Deepest Seat of Consciousness’ by Sangharakshita.

The ‘turning about’ or paravrtti is described in the Yogachara school of Buddhism in terms of the transformation of the eight ordinary kinds of discriminating consciousness into the five Transcendental Wisdoms of the Buddhas.

N.B. Poor original recording. This talk is part of the series The Meaning of Conversion...

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Dharmabyte: Our Illusory View

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 21 Jun, 2018 - 14:54

This FBA Dharmabyte is another dip into the Yogachara from Subhuti called ‘Our Illusory View’. This is the last in a brilliant four-part series by Subhuti on the Yogachara school of Buddhist philosophy, which provides a comprehensive psychological overview of the workings of ‘consciousness’.

What can we do about the veils of our basic delusions? Where do ethics come into all this? Time to steep ourselves in reality again for another session with Subhuti as he grasps...

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Dharmabyte: Karma with a Twist

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 11 Apr, 2018 - 17:02

In this Dharmabyte podcast entitled, “Karma with a Twist”, Subhuti clearly describes how unwholesome mental states influence how we interpret our experience. This is why we begin with sila (ethics) on the path.

From the talk, Rambles Around the Yogachara: Talk 1, part of the series Rambles Around the Yogachara by Subhuti. The Yogachara school of Buddhist philosophy provides a comprehensive psychological overview of the workings of ‘consciousness’.

This talk introduces the...

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Dharmabyte: The Mind is Everywhere

By Rijupatha on Fri, 6 Jun, 2014 - 20:13
From the fabulous talk, “What is Mind?” we bring you a sparkling Dharmabyte entitled: “The Mind Is Everywhere”. Using Milarepa’s song, the Shepherd’s Search for Mind, Dhammadinna takes us on a wild, and very specific ride, in defining subjective versus objective mind. You cannot understand the mind, because that would be the mind knowing itself!

This is the first talk in a series of talks from the Order Convention in...