Naropa Institute, Boulder, Colorado
Meditation on the emptiness of imputed self. Difference between the Hindu and Buddhist views of re-birth. Consciousness and the senses. Samkhya and Naiyayika philosophies. Story of Ashvaghosha, the author of Buddha Carita. The two main points of opposition that without a “self” – or Atma – there can be no karma and no compassion. The refutation of these and the Buddhist view of karma and compassion.
Q & A: Purification of karma and story of Ajatasattu and Manjushri.
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