Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Watch what you’re doing: your actions have results

Watch what you’re doing: your actions have results

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.

The Subduer said all the unbearable suffering
Of bad rebirths is the fruit of wrong-doing.
Therefore, even at the cost of your life,
Never do wrong—
This is the practice of Bodhisattvas.

  • How actions affect personal experience in the short term and long term
  • “Cleaning up our act” can lead to a peaceful mind and life
  • Ethical conduct in Buddhism is not imposed by the Buddha
  • The benefits of maintaining ethical conduct
  • Making decisions by looking at the four ways the action will affect life now and life in the future

SDD 08: Watch what you’re doing your actions have results (download)

Venerable Thubten Chodron

Venerable Chodron emphasizes the practical application of Buddha’s teachings in our daily lives and is especially skilled at explaining them in ways easily understood and practiced by Westerners. She is well known for her warm, humorous, and lucid teachings. She was ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1977 by Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India, and in 1986 she received bhikshuni (full) ordination in Taiwan. Read her full bio.