The samsara we’re in is this very body and mind, not the external world.
Archive | July, 2008
Using reasoning to refute the inherent existence of the self and all phenomena.
Determination to be free, aspiration for enlightenment to benefit sentient beings and liberate them, wisdom which cuts the root of cyclic existence.
Deep samadhi nourishes the mind and body enabling great meditators to spend more time meditating without worrying about food.
The different kinds of wisdom as we progress along the path. The analogies of wisdom as fire and as nectar.
An explanation of the analogy of wisdom with fire, a fire that eradicates the afflictions completely.
The various levels of subduing the afflictions, from avoiding the object, to developing samadhi, and the realization of emptiness.
Using Chandrakirti’s seven points of investigating the ultimate mode of existence to investigate how the self exists.
The different ways of counteracting the defilements, particularly the afflictions. The importance of not just contemplating the antidotes, but applying them.
How we ignorantly grasp at the afflictions, the importance of recognizing how we exaggerate, and learning to identify the afflictions.