Bodhisattva grounds

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Part of a series of teachings on the bodhisattva paths and grounds according to the Yogācāra Svātantrika Madhyamaka given by Venerable Gyume Khensur Rinpoche at Sravasti Abbey in August 2006.

Three vehicles grounds and paths

  • The grounds and paths of the three vehicles: hearer, solitary realizer and bodhisattva
  • The 10 grounds (or bhumis) in terms of the objects of abandonment and practices

Paths and grounds of bodhisattvas 06 (download)

Progressing through the bodhisattva bhumis

  • Objects of abandonment for hearers, solitary realizers, and bodhisattvas
  • Dividing the 10 delusions according to the paths on which they are abandoned
  • Innate versus acquired wrong views and on which paths these are abandoned
  • How generating merit and meditative equipoise are combined to allow transference from one bhumi to the next

Paths and grounds of bodhisattvas 07 (download)

Questions and answers

  • When the student is abandoning delusions on the paths is the student or teacher aware of that?
  • Can you explain how the bodhisattva on the path of seeing is meditating on impermanence?
  • What would be good practices when you feel discouraged?
  • Is the meditation on impermanence present in meditative equipoise on emptiness?
  • Can you explain the three exalted minds of the path of seeing?
  • Is grasping at “I” an artificial view or an innate view?

Paths and grounds of bodhisattvas 08 (download)

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