The root of cyclic existence

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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 8-9
  • How we interpret everything through ourselves: self grasping ignorance
  • Notice self-centeredness and slowly apply the antidotes
  • Wrong grasping sees impermanent phenomena as permanent
  • What ignorance grasps as real, wisdom sees in completely opposite way
  • Emptiness does not mean nothingness
  • “I” exist only because of causes for me exist; each moment by moment is going out of existence

Establishment of Mindfulness 34 (download)

5-26-11 Establishments of Mindfulness in Shantideva's Engaging in the Bodhisattvas' Deeds #8

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