108 Verses: Verse 7

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A series of teachings on One Hundred and Eight Verses Praising Great Compassion called A Precious Crystal Rosary by Bhikshu Lobsang Tayang given during the Chenrezig retreats at Cloud Mountain Retreat Center and Sravasti Abbey from 2006-2011.

Verse 7

  • Three kinds of compassion: seeing sentient beings, observing phenomena (impermanence), observing unapprehendable (emptiness)
  • Example of a bucket in a well; six analogies to cyclic existence
  • Importance of cultivating compassion for self before compassion for all others

108 Verses 03: Verse 7 (download)

Questions and answers

  • What is the difference between loving kindness and great loving kindness, ordinary compassion and great compassion?
  • What is the relationship between emptiness and great compassion?

108 Verses04: Verse 7 Q&A (download)

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