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Stephen Batchelor's Dharma Talks
Stephen Batchelor
2010-10-20 Self and Others 60:51
Concluding remarks: recap. on namarupa/consciousness, and reiteration that, as a way of embracing dukkha, this account of experience is prescriptive NOT descriptive; example from literature that illustrates the poignancy of this view of life; reflection on Dhammapada v. 80 to illustrate how the self is a project to be realised, a middle way approach that avoids both eternalism and nihilism; reflection on three suttas that provide a foundation for ethics and one's relation with others; how to tend to the Buddha entails tending to those who suffer.
Australian Insight Meditation Network Teachers' retreat at Springbrook, Queensland, Australia

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