Overcoming afflictions

Taking delight in giving: Part 5 of 5

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Teaching on the far-reaching practice of generosity through commentary on Chapter 18 and 19 of Nagarjuna’s text, Treatise on the Great Perfection of Wisdom, given March 21-22, 2009, at Cloud Mountain Retreat Center.

  • Middle way of taking joy in process of getting to goal of enlightenment
  • Hindrance of being judgmental on ourselves
  • Low self-esteem and arrogance versus humility and self-confidence
  • Mental afflictions rooted in ignorance: disturbing attitudes, emotions, wrong views
  • Generosity helps subdue afflictions
  • Nirvana is the destruction of the afflictions

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