Seven-point cause and effect

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Part of a series of teachings from the Taming the Mind Retreat at Buddhist Fellowship, Singapore, December 7-8, 2013.

  • Guided meditation on seven-point cause and effect method to generate bodhicitta
  • Six causes:
    • Seeing others are our parents
    • Seeing their kindness, wish to repay their kindness
    • Heart-warming love, compassion, great resolve
  • Importance of seeing others as lovable, wishing others happiness, free of sufferings
  • Strong desire to get involved to help others directly
  • Conclusion/effect is altruistic intention to become a buddha for benefiting others
12-07-13 Taming the Mind Retreat: 7-Point Cause and Effect Instruction

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