Chapter 4: Verses 17-26

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Part of a series of teachings on Chapter 4: “Attending to the Spirit of Awakening,” from Shantideva’s Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, organized by Tai Pei Buddhist Center and Pureland Marketing, Singapore.

  • Two types of meditation and how to practice them
  • Transforming our motivation for daily life
  • Small things making a big difference in showing others the value of the Dharma
  • Seeing people whom we help as our teachers and connecting with those rejecting our help
  • Importance of creating virtue while having the opportunity
  • What negativities we need to abandon (abandoning bodhicitta, ten nonvirtuous actions) and what we need to practice
  • Emphasizing the rarity of our precious human life
  • Experiencing a lower rebirth as a result and a cause of negative karma
  • How our deluded mind makes us stressed
  • Dangers of falling into sloth and joy of purifying our karma
  • Questions and answers

A Guide to a Bodhisattva’s Way of Life Chapter 4: Verses 17-26 (download)

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