Verses describing the causes of karmic results such as interferences with understanding the teachings and having no freedom to improve our situation.
Archive | April, 2004
The results of not respecting the monastic sangha and the Dharma texts, and not meditating on impermanence and the defects of cyclic existence.
When others turn on us, friends become enemies, when we become sick, looking at the causes for various types of results and transforming our attitudes.
These verses cover the causes of such results as disappointment from our spiritual mentors and difficulty in relationships,
How to bring personal responsibility to a difficult situation.
Buddhist and Catholic monastics open discussion on various views.
Meeting something new — a friend and the Dharma.
These verses consider the results of difficult relationships with spiritual mentors and trace them back to the causes. Practicing tonglen with each verse.
How mental suffering is a result of suffering inflicted on others, and bearing hardships that we face gracefully, seeing it as purification.
Finding inner freedom by seeing our shortcomings and working to change oneself.