Meditating on the four immeasurables

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Part of a series of teachings from a two-day workshop on the four immeasurables at Tai Pei Buddhist Centre, Singapore, November 13-14, 2002.

Love: Part 3

  • How to develop love for all sentient beings
  • Meditations that help us develop love for all sentient beings
  • Seeing all sentient beings as having been our mothers
  • Developing gratitude for the kindness of others

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Questions and answers

  • Will we be related to people in future lives that we are currently related to?
  • How do we develop kindness and compassion towards small beings that might harm us?
  • Does the precept not to drink alcohol prevent us taking medicines that contain alcohol?
  • Do we need to give up garlic and onion?
  • How does one talk to a child that has tantrums or who is afraid of the dark?

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Questions and answers (continued)

  • How can mediating on patience help us cope with city life?
  • Setting priorities in our life
  • Three important things to remember at the start of each day
  • Can the result of harm created by one person be experienced by other members in the family?
  • If a good person dies young is it because of the family karma?
  • How do you teach a miserly person to be generous?
  • Should we work on our own problems before looking to solve those of others?
  • How can we build a meditation on patience in to the stabilization practice?

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