Grounds and Paths According to the Yogācāra Svātantrika Madhyamaka | Thubten Chodron The Thubten Chodron Teaching Archive Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:29:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Buddhahood Mon, 28 Aug 2006 21:26:05 +0000

  • The explanation of how one progresses through the 10 grounds (or bhumis)
  • The qualities of a buddha and how the buddhas benefit sentient beings
  • Paths and grounds of bodhisattvas 09 (download)

    Bodhisattva grounds Sun, 27 Aug 2006 21:18:59 +0000

    Three vehicles grounds and paths

    • The grounds and paths of the three vehicles: hearer, solitary realizer and bodhisattva
    • The 10 grounds (or bhumis) in terms of the objects of abandonment and practices

    Paths and grounds of bodhisattvas 06 (download)

    Progressing through the bodhisattva bhumis

    • Objects of abandonment for hearers, solitary realizers, and bodhisattvas
    • Dividing the 10 delusions according to the paths on which they are abandoned
    • Innate versus acquired wrong views and on which paths these are abandoned
    • How generating merit and meditative equipoise are combined to allow transference from one bhumi to the next

    Paths and grounds of bodhisattvas 07 (download)

    Questions and answers

    • When the student is abandoning delusions on the paths is the student or teacher aware of that?
    • Can you explain how the bodhisattva on the path of seeing is meditating on impermanence?
    • What would be good practices when you feel discouraged?
    • Is the meditation on impermanence present in meditative equipoise on emptiness?
    • Can you explain the three exalted minds of the path of seeing?
    • Is grasping at “I” an artificial view or an innate view?

    Paths and grounds of bodhisattvas 08 (download)

    Path of seeing Sun, 27 Aug 2006 07:00:22 +0000

    Afflictions to abandon

    • Good ethical discipline as the primary cause for an upper rebirth
    • The unsatisfactoriness of even upper rebirth due to the three types of suffering
    • The aggregates as the basis upon which we experience all suffering
    • The need to abandon delusion in order to attain liberation
    • Attaining the path of seeing with the direct perception of emptiness
    • True paths and true cessations as the actual Dharma refuge
    • The ten afflictions to be abandoned on the path of seeing

    Paths and grounds of bodhisattvas 04 (download)

    The exalted mind

    • The obscurations eliminated on the path of seeing for each of the three vehicles
    • The importance of extensive accumulation of virtue as a means of making the mind strong enough to overcome afflictions on the path of seeing
    • Attributes of the three types of exalted mind

    Paths and grounds of bodhisattvas 05 (download)

    Paths of accumulation and preparation Sat, 26 Aug 2006 21:00:09 +0000


    • The methods and importance of cultivating bodhicitta
    • The three distinctive paths for the three vehicles: hearer, solitary realizer, and bodhisattva

    Paths and grounds of bodhisattvas 02 (download)

    Questions and answers

    • What the solitary realizer abandons
    • An explanation of the possibility of degeneration of bodhicitta on the path of accumulation
    • At what point one enters the path of accumulation

    Paths and grounds of bodhisattvas 03 (download)

    Practitioners of great scope Sat, 26 Aug 2006 07:00:51 +0000

    • Why practitioners of the great scope need the foundation of the small and middle scope practices
    • How to relate to one’s spiritual teacher
    • Taking advantage of our precious human rebirth
    • Note: Some of this recording was lost

    Paths and grounds of bodhisattvas 01 (download)