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Talks from Sangha Night

Satyalila’s brilliant talk, given on the evening of William Blake’s birthday (he was born on 28/11/1757), exploring the role of Imagination in spiritual life.

Resources for our Series on the Mahaparinibbana Sutta

Mahaparinibbana Sutta PDF


Definition of a View mentioned in the Intro Talk -

‘A view is an interpretation, explanation, account, story, or myth, expressed or implied, formulated or felt, conscious or unconscious, of experience, whether as a whole or in part.

A wrong view is an interpretation that is not in accordance with reality (ayoniso), that gives a sense of control through grasping onto it, thus restoring and renewing ego-identity and giving a way of attending (manaskarati) to experience that leads to action (karma) that merely produces further suffering by the agent and perhaps others and sets up tendencies (anusaya) that bind into the cycle of existence.

A right view is an interpretation that is in accordance with reality (yoniso), that allows faith to flourish, thus transcending ego-identity and giving a way of attending (manaskarati) to experience that leads to actions (karma) that bring increasing happiness for the agent and for others and sets up tendencies (Dharma-srota) that liberate from the cycle of existence.’
— Subhuti