The subtle understanding of the four establishments of mindfulness as taught by Shantideva, beginning with the emptiness of the body.
Series: Establishments of Mindfulness in Shantideva (Teachings 2011)
Part of a series teachings on Shantideva’s explanation of the four establishments of mindfulness in Chapter 9 of Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds. These teachings followed directly after extensive teachings on A Presentation of the Establishment of Mindfulness, a text by Gyalwa Chokyi Gyaltsen.
How the bodhisattvas’ way of meditating on the four establishments differs from that of hearers and solitary realizers.
Analyzing the body helps to see how it does not exist inherently but does exist conventionally.
We are constantly motivated by attachment and aversion to feelings, which causes us to try to change our environment to accommodate those feelings.
Examining how our feelings arise dependently gives us an objective view of how they rule our thoughts and actions.
Selflessness of feelings and mind with regards to the establishments of mindfulness.
Quiz questions based on the teachings on the establishments of mindfulness from Chapter 9 of Shantideva’s “Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds.”
A review of the final quiz on the four establishments of mindfulness.
A continuation of the review, and how important it is to eradicate the self-centered mind.
A continuation of the review and the importance of thinking about the disadvantages of self-centered thought and the benefits of cherishing others.