Chapter 5: Verses 17-33

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Part of a series of teachings on Chapter 5: “Guarding Introspection,” from Shantideva’s Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, organized by Tai Pei Buddhist Center and Pureland Marketing, Singapore.

  • Definition of mindfulness and introspective awareness
  • The importance of guarding our mind against disturbing emotions
  • Why guarding our mind is more important in the long term than protecting our livelihood or social status
  • Daily meditation practice helps us get rid of confusion
  • Dangers of not keeping introspective awareness in daily life
  • Mindful parenting
  • Environment and mental states conducive to developing mindfulness and introspection
  • Questions and answers

A Guide to a Bodhisattva’s Way of Life Chapter 5: Verses 17-33 (download)

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