The benefits of bodhicitta

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Part of an ongoing series of teachings based on Shantideva’s classic text, “Bodhisattvacharyavatara”, often translated as “Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds.” Venerable Thubten Chodron also refers to the outline of the commentary by Gyaltsab Dharma Rinchen and the commentary by the Abbot Dragpa Gyaltsen.

  • Meditation on equanimity
  • Bodhicitta makes the mind optimistic and accomplishes our wishes
  • Examples of how bodhicitta functions:
    • It changes an impure body into a priceless body of a buddha
    • It frees us from the state that we are in
    • It brings unending and increasing result
    • It helps us purify negativities we created in the past
    • It destroys the power of karma that is definitely to be experienced

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