How things exist

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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 9

  • Continuation of discussion of Verse 9 related to understanding emptiness
  • Not truly existing doesn’t mean nothing exists, but things exist dependently
  • Self-grasping ignorance, we develop anger or attachment, create karma
  • How to apply the understanding of emptiness in our lives

108 Verses 12: Verse 9 (download)

Questions and answers

  • Does wisdom destroy duality?
  • If everything is perfect because it is empty, why eliminate suffering?
  • What does it mean to say the buddhas are in happiness and bliss?
  • How do the buddhas influence sentient beings?
  • Modest disciples and sharp faculty disciples
  • Does the bliss of realizing emptiness distract you from thinking about other sentient beings?

108 Verses 13: Verse 9 Q&A (download)

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