Cherishing others

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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.

  • A review of quiz questions 10-11
  • How self-centeredness gets in the way of creating merit
    • Our self-centered attitude is our own enemy
    • Body and mind under influence of afflictions and karma
  • Meditation on disadvantages of self-centeredness and benefits of cherishing others
  • How we build walls with our self-centered thoughts; lies behind feelings of guilt
  • Examine how the object and sense power connect and lead to consciousness that perceives the object versus part-less particles
    • Argument against part-less particles; do not really exist
    • Consciousness has to have a cause; cause has to exist before the result
    • Cause has to cease before the result is experienced
    • Cannot establish existence of anything without the mind that perceives it

Establishment of Mindfulness 35 (download)

6-2-11 The Establishments of Mindfulness in Shantideva's Engaging in the Bodhisattva's Deeds #9

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