Chapter 5: Verses 115-122

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Part of a series of teachings on Aryadeva’s 400 Stanzas on the Middle Way given on an annual basis by Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe from 2013-2017.

  • Benefits of increasing the strength of compassion
  • Benefits of developing fortitude for appreciating bodhisattvas
  • How bodhisattvas take forms of beings in other realms in order to benefit
  • Immeasurable merit gathered by bodhisattvas through skillful means
  • Why bodhisattvas take special delight in giving
  • Three kinds of generosity
  • Criticism of inferior generosity: difference between profit and merit
  • There is nothing bodhisattvas would avoid doing to benefit sentient beings
  • Why bodhisattvas do not strive just for own happiness

Questions and answers

  • Merit as one of the causes of bodhicitta and direct realization of emptiness
  • Why is ultimate bodhicitta, a wisdom consciousness, called bodhicitta?
16 Aryadeva's 400 Stanzas on the Middle Way with Geshe Yeshe Thabkhe 08-31-14

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