2.2.4 The Middle Way Part 2

But if you see that it’s futile, then you can let go. Don’t try to cling. Relax. And if you do that, you’re in the state of nirvana. And you become a Buddha. And of course it means that you become a rather astonishing person. You may of course be...

2.2.3 The Middle Way Part 1

I want to start by reemphasizing the point that what are called the religions of the east, the ones we’re discussing Hinduism, Buddhism and Chinese Taoism, they don’t involve that you believe in anything specific. And they don’t involve any idea...

2.2.2 Journey to India Part 2

In talking about Buddhism in past seminars, I explain that it’s absolutely fundamental to an understanding of Buddhism to recognise that its whole method of teaching is dialectic. That is to say, it consists of a dialogue between a teacher and a student. And the...

2.2.1 Journey to India Part 1

Now then, we have to get on to Buddhism. And in order to introduce Buddhism, it’s necessary to remember the whole background of the world view of India. In other words, what we’re going to study first of all to understand Buddhism, is Indian cosmology....

2.2.9 Wisdom of the Mountains Part 1

Now this seminar this weekend concerns a subject which is so alien from anything that we understand in the West, that it may stretch our skulls a little. I don’t know. That as Westerners face certain forms of Mahayana Buddhism from the outside, they see what...