Introduction to the six root afflictions and an in-depth look at the first two—attachment and anger.
Author Archive | Venerable Thubten Chodron
Understanding why the god realms are unsatisfactory helps us understand that rebirth in any realm of samsara is undesirable.
Looking at and meditating on the disadvantages of cyclic existence in many different ways helps us understand how unsatisfactory samsara is.
Taking an honest look at the situation we’re in in samsara: facing birth, sickness, aging and death over and over again, without choice.
Applying the noble eightfold path to be of great benefit to others.
Considering the four noble truths in terms of the three levels of practitioner, and looking at the truth of the unsatisfactoriness of cyclic existence.
Purification is the essential practice to establish a base for a good life. There are concrete actions that help to overcome negativity.
Developing a long-term perspective helps us gain clarity about the results of our actions.
Particular factors are helpful for Dharma study and practice. Some of them are possibly influenceable through our actions.
Differentiating between types of actions, intentions, and consequences and understanding the differences.