Discussion on relationships

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Part of a series of talks given during the annual Young Adult Week program at Sravasti Abbey in 2011.

  • The value of our actions depends on our motivation of that action
    • Giving and motivation for giving
    • Giving versus generosity
    • Looking at our own motivation
    • Spontaneity of kindness to help others
    • Introspective awareness—check our own motivations
    • Virtuous actions: constructive versus destructive
      • Constructive actions are positive actions that benefit others
      • Destructive actions influenced by three poisonsanger, attachment and ignorance
  • Questions and answers
    • Motivation influenced by thoughts that it will benefit others in the long run
    • Compassion overriding the precepts
    • Love versus compassion

Young Adult Week 2011: Discussion on relationships (download)

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