Generating regret

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Teachings on Chapter 2 of Shantideva’s A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life based on Gyaltsab Je’s commentary given by Khensur Wangdak Rinpoche at Sravasti Abbey from November 24-26, 2010.

  • Continuation of teachings on the Chapter “Confession of negativities”
  • Three signs proving existence of previous lives: consciousness, five sense faculties, breath
  • We experience sufferings as a result of negative karma, when causes/conditions are met unless we make efforts to purify
  • Three kinds of results: fruitional results, causally concordant results, environmental results
  • Taking refuge in three jewels, refraining from negative actions, causes for rebirth in higher realm
  • First of the four powers: power of eradication or power of regret
  • Power of regret has four sub-parts
    • Examining the manner in which negative action is carried out
    • Fear of dying with negative karma, lord of death won’t wait
    • Contemplating the actions performed under afflictions towards unreliable things (friends or enemies, body, wealth) which are like illusion
    • Reflecting negativity bringing about fear of rebirth in lower realms
  • Negative actions against special objects: Three Jewels, parents, teachers, and others worthy of respect
  • Purify with urgency as time of death is not certain

02 Shantideva’s Guide to a Bodhisattava’s Way of Life 2010 (download)

02 Shantideva's Guide to a Bodhisattva's Way of Life 2010 Khensur Wangdak Rinpoche 11-25-10

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