Continuing with Chapter 10, covering the section “The Division of Existents into Products and Nonproduced Phenomena.”
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Having an open heart means changing our perspective and motivation. It leads to seeing others as worthwhile with internal beauty.
The practice of transforming adversity into the path sees difficulties as opportunities to learn and grow and frees us from habitual responses to problems.
Mere designation by term and concept is the subtlest meaning of dependent arising. How Dharma practice is determined by motivation.
What it means to repay the kindness of others. How phenomena are empty and exist conventionally. The three levels of dependent arising.
The conventional and ultimate nature of the mind. How phenomena exist in relationship to the mind. By opting out of anger and grudges one finds more peace.
Examining emotions and steering the mind in a good direction. The Buddhist view of the mind and it’s relationship to the body.
How Buddhism differs from theistic religions and scientific reductionism but can get along with both those of other religions and scientists.
How to use the teachings on karma and thought transformation to look at the causes of present experiences and creating the causes for future experiences.
Specific ways to create merit by benefiting others with a compassionate attitude. How Nagarjuna’s advice for compassionate governing is still relevant today.