Bad friends and why we don’t need them

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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.

When you keep their company your three poisons increase,
Your activities of hearing, thinking, and meditating decline,
And they make you lose your love and compassion.
Give up bad friends—
This is the practice of Bodhisattvas.

  • Looking at who we hang out with and what effect they have on us
  • Why we should avoid hanging out with those who influence us to engage in negative activity or discourage us from spiritual practice
  • It’s better to have relationships with those we respect and influence us in a positive way
  • How to be a good friend to others

SDD 05: Bad friends and why we don’t need them (download)

07-07-13 Bad Friends and Why We Don't Need Them – SDD

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