The poisons of anger, attachment and ignorance

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A series of talks based on Don’t Believe Everything You Think given at Sravasti Abbey’s monthly Sharing the Dharma Day starting in March 2013. The book is a commentary on The 37 Practices of Bodhisattvas.

Attached to your loved ones you’re stirred up like water.
Hating your enemies you burn like fire.
In the darkness of confusion you forget what to adopt and discard.
Give up your homeland—
This is the practice of Bodhisattvas.

  • How the three poisonsattachment, anger and confusion—affect our mind and cause us problems by pushing us to act without thinking clearly
  • “Give up your homeland” means to give up situations where attachment, anger and confusion arise and make it difficult to oppose them
  • Looking at the impermanence of things can act as an antidote to attachment and anger

SDD 02: The poisons of attachment, anger and ignorance (download)

04-07-13 The Poisons of Attachment, Anger and Ignorance – SDD

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