How to love the people you dislike

A talk given at the Tai Pei Buddhist Centre, Singapore on November 22, 2003.

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  • Transforming the judgmental mind

    • How the judgmental mind creates aversion and dissatisfaction.
    • Transforming the judgmental mind through Dharma practice.

    Love and dislike 01 (download)

    The kindness of others

    • Recognizing the kindness of others.
    • Sharing our spiritual practice with others by being an example of virtue.
    • Learning to forgive and transforming harm into the spiritual path.

    Love and dislike 02 (download)

    Appreciating the kindness of strangers

    • We are globally inter-dependent on strangers
    • Everything we have or use comes from the kindness and efforts of others
    • Learn to appreciate strangers with a heart of kindness

    Love and dislike 03 (download)

    Questions and answers, part 1

    • On forgiving and forgetting.
    • Parent-child relationships.
    • The existence of life forms when all sentient beings are enlightened.
    • Thanking others for their kindness.
    • What to do when others return kindness with hostility.

    Love and dislike 04 (download)

    Questions and answers, part 2

    • On karma catching up with us.
    • Distinguishing between preventing harm and revenge.

    Love and dislike 05 (download)

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