Analyzing the body

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Part of a series of teachings on Shantideva’s explanation of the four establishments of mindfulness in Chapter 9 of Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds. These teachings followed directly after extensive teachings on A Presentation of the Establishment of Mindfulness, a text by Gyalwa Chokyi Gyaltsen.

  • Verses 83-87 of Shantideva’s Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds
  • Review of labelling the body based on the collection of the parts
  • How calling the parts of the body “body” is a wrong consciousness
  • Anything that is whole (composed of parts) lacks true existence
  • The body is like a dream (mere appearance), but we develop attachment or aversion by appearances and our own perceptions

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