Existence of person and obscurations

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Teachings on Chapter 1 of Shantideva’s A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life based on Gyaltsab Je’s commentary given by Khensur Wangdak Rinpoche at Sravasti Abbey from November 20-26, 2007.

  • Differentiating the Buddhist three higher trainings
  • Issue of the selflessness of persons—three ways in which it is understood across various philosophical schools
  • Explaining that the higher training in wisdom alone is not enough for removing the afflictive obscurations
  • Gyaltsab Je’s commentary on Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life consists of four topics:
    • Explaining the meaning of the title
    • The homage of the translator
    • The meaning of the main subject matter
    • The meaning of the conclusion
  • Questions and answers

Khensur Wangdak on Shantideva 02 (download)

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