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108 Verses: Verse 9

108 Verses: Verse 9

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 9

  • Third type of compassion based on emptiness
  • Object is sentient being, aspect is the wish for them to be free from sufferings
  • Compassion by seeing the lack of true existence

108 Verses 10: Verse 9 (download)

Questions and answers

  • Does “real” mean inherent existence?
  • Can you explain “emptiness is form?”
  • What does emptiness depend on?
  • Can you talk about the mindstream that transmigrates?
  • Is being attentive to the body and mind a way to lead you to emptiness?
  • In karma, what carries on to the future, what makes it ripen?
  • What is the antidote for negative karma?

108 Verses 11: Verse 9 Q&A (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.