Review of Chapter 6: Part 1

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Antidotes to the disturbing emotions that steal our happiness and lead only to suffering. Venerable Thubten Chodron gave additional talks on this chapter of Aryadeva’s Four Hundred Stanzas on the Middle Way at the Kurukulla Center in Boston, Massachusetts, from March 29-30, 2014.

  • What gets in the way of us engaging in the bodhisattva deeds
  • How to work with the afflictions, especially anger and desire
  • Afflictions are the source of our suffering
  • Treating people differently according to their own propensities (strong anger or strong attachment)
  • Function of the three poisons: attachment, anger, ignorance
    • Antidotes to the three poisons
  • Giving away our power by focusing outside and reacting to external people or things with desire or anger
  • How grasping at true existence leads to the afflictions
  • How dependent arising and emptiness arrive at the same point
  • Training to regard unpleasant situations as a ripening of our negative karma

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