Chapter 4: Verses 9-16

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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.

  • How our self-centered thought operates by creating reasons why we have to do things that go against our moral principles
  • Self-centeredness is a mental state and not our identity
  • On pity parties and temper tantrums
  • Cultivating rejoicing in virtuous actions done by others
  • How anger destroys our merit and how to protect our mind against anger
  • On precious human life and its causes
  • Abandoning destructive actions as a cause of happiness
  • Taking advantage of human existence
  • Questions and answers

A Guide to a Bodhisattva’s Way of Life Chapter 4: Verses 9-16 (download)

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