Review: Establishments of mindfulness in Shantideva

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Part of a series of teachings on Shantideva’s explanation of the four establishments of mindfulness in Chapter 9 of Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds. These teachings followed directly after extensive teachings on A Presentation of the Establishment of Mindfulness, a text by Gyalwa Chokyi Gyaltsen.

  • A review of quiz questions 1-7
  • Meditate on emptiness of inherent existence of not only the person but also the aggregates
  • Inherently existing thing exist independent of everything else; they do not change and are permanent
  • Truly existent impermanent or permanent things cannot be known by the mind because they do not exist
  • Imputing a snake on a rope; rope cannot function as a snake
  • Agent, object, and action
    • Agent is person or mental state
    • Object is feeling of pleasant, unpleasant, neutral
    • Action is process of experiencing it

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