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Complacency, agitation

Afflictions derived from attachment

Part of a series of teachings given through the Dharma Friendship Foundation in Seattle from January 1995 to April 1996.

  • Meditation on loving kindness to overcome rage, resentment, spite and jealousy
  • Brief review of the mind and all the mental factors
  • Afflictions related to attachment
  • Complacency—different aspects such as social position, education, etc., and humility, respect as antidotes
  • Agitation—scatter or wander, introspective alertness as a main antidote
  • Meditating on impermanence, the conditioned nature of all things, disadvantages of cyclic existence

Mind and mental factors 23: Complacency, agitation (download)

Venerable Thubten Chodron

Venerable Chodron emphasizes the practical application of Buddha’s teachings in our daily lives and is especially skilled at explaining them in ways easily understood and practiced by Westerners. She is well known for her warm, humorous, and lucid teachings. She was ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1977 by Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India, and in 1986 she received bhikshuni (full) ordination in Taiwan. Read her full bio.

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