Creating the causes for bodhicitta in future rebirths

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Part of a series of teachings on Essence of Refined Gold by the Third Dalai Lama, Gyalwa Sonam Gyatso. The text is a commentary on Songs of Experience by Lama Tsongkhapa.

Creating the causes for bodhicitta in future rebirths

  • Discussion of the importance of preventing degeneration of bodhicitta
  • Maintaining bodhicitta in future lives by abandoning the four harmful dharmas and relying on the four constructive dharmas
  • The difference between aspiring bodhicitta and engaging bodhicitta

Essence of Refined Gold 38 (download)

Questions and answers

  • When taking refuge and precepts, why do we ask our preceptor to care for us as a Buddhist and not as a human being?
  • What are we actually meditating on when we mediate on love and bodhicitta?
  • What are some indicators that you are generating pity and not compassion?

Essence of Refined Gold 38: Q&A (download)

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