Precious human life

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Teachings on Chapter 1 of Shantideva’s A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life based on Gyaltsab Je’s commentary given by Khensur Wangdak Rinpoche at Sravasti Abbey from November 20-26, 2007.

  • Chapter 1 (start from verse 4), 3rd topic: The meaning of the main subject matter
    • The preciousness of a human life
    • Eight freedoms and ten endowments—the preciousness of a human life in terms of its causes and its rarity
    • The wisest way of seizing this opportunity is by practicing bodhicitta
    • The extensive benefits of developing bodhicitta
    • The need for purification: bodhicitta being the greatest force for purifying unwholesome karma
  • Questions and answers

Khensur Wangdak on Shantideva 03 (download)

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