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 types of dukkha: pain, change, influence of body and mind
  • Explanation of related verse from Shantideva’s text that praises compassion
  • Commentary on related and powerful verse from Chandrakirit’s text that explains our situation in cyclic existence
  • Three types of dukkha with examples
  • Look at our body for what it is, how we can use it wisely for Dharma practice

108 Verses 02: Verse 7 (download)

Questions and answers

  • Why are we so dense that we keep trying to get happiness from the body but our whole experience is that it does not bring lasting peace?
  • The body suffers because the mind is suffering, what about a buddha, bodhisattva, or arhat?
  • Are there examples of people who have attained buddhahood?
  • How does a lay practitioner know when they are over the hump of attachment?
  • What the role of ordination in dealing with attachment?

108 Verses 02: Q&A (download)

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