Equalizing self and others

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

  • Equalizing self and others
    • Each one of us wants happiness and not to suffer
    • All we have and use (knowledge, skills, food, home, etc.) is due to kindness of others
    • Kindness we received from others far exceeds harm
  • Disadvantages of self-centeredness, how we create negative actions
  • Benefits of cherishing others, acting with kindness, love
  • Having a strong desire to exchange self and others
  • Explanation of tonglen (taking-and-giving meditation)
  • Generating bodhicitta
12-08-13 Taming the Mind Retreat: Equalizing Self and Others

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