Dayanandi

The talk was given by Dayanandi at Manchester Buddhist Centre on 18th April 2011 as the last in a series

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Giving ourselves to the world – in this talk Day­anandi covers the last of the five stages of the spiritual path

These five stages or dimensions have recently been brought to prominence in the Triratna Buddhist Community as the five main principles or facets of the spiritual life, important to develop and keep in balance:

  1. Integration and mindfulness
  2. Positive or creative emotion
  3. Vision or spiritual death
  4. Transformation or spiritual rebirth
  5. Receptivity or spontaneity
Sangharakshita’s summary of the stages as five simple precepts
  1. Keep up the effort to be mindful and aware and as together as possible, as integrated as possible
  2. Remain in as positive a mental state as you possibly can
  3. Do not lose sight of your ultimate goal at any time
  4. Try to apply this to practice at every level whatever you’ve realised or discovered or seen on the highest level of your being at any time
  5. Do your best for other people, do what you can to help people
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