Taking joy in our Dharma practice

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Part of a series of teachings on Essence of Refined Gold by the Third Dalai Lama, Gyalwa Sonam Gyatso. The text is a commentary on Songs of Experience by Lama Tsongkhapa.

What joyous effort is and is not

  • Wholesome Dharma practice
  • Virtuous activities
  • Having a happy mind
  • Dharma effort that works for the welfare of others

Essence of Refined Gold 46 (download)

Questions and answers

  • Who is making the choice when we make a decision
  • A point on the path when things we do are non-volitional
  • The difference between when you are pushing and when there is joyous effort
  • The meaning of the Buddha’s mantra: tayata om muni muni maha muniyea soha

Essence of Refined Gold 46: Q&A (download)

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