The reality of our existence

Eight Verses of Thought Transformation: Introduction

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A series of teachings on the Eight Verses of Thought Transformation given during the Rejoicing and Giving Thanks Retreat at Sravasti Abbey in November 2008.

  • Dissatisfaction comes from the inside not from the outside
  • True origin of dukkha is craving
  • Craving keeps us stuck in cyclic existence
  • There is no freedom when we take rebirth under ignorance, afflictions, and karma
  • The reality of our existence
  • Ignorance makes us grasp at the opposite of how reality actually exists
  • The three principal aspects of the path
  • Renunciation
  • Twelve links of dependent origination
  • Emptiness of inherent existence

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Eight Verses of Thought Transformation: Verse 1
Eight Verses of Thought Transformation: Verse 2

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