Motivation in practicing virtue

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Part of a series of teachings by Geshe Jampa Tegchok on Nagarjuna’s A Precious Garland of Advice to a King given at Sravasti Abbey in 2006.

  • When we practice virtue (in this life) we don’t do it to avoid suffering in this life, we do them to gain enlightenment for the sake of all sentient beings
  • Practicing virtue for the sake of all sentient beings can result in the causes to burn off negative karma
  • Positive and negative actions create three magnitudes of Karma each—great, middling, and small

05 Precious Garland with Geshe Jampa Tegchok (download)

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