Betrayal

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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.

Even if a person for whom you’ve cared
Like your own child regards you as an enemy,
Cherish him specially, like a mother
Does her child who is stricken by sickness—
This is the practice of Bodhisattvas.

  • How to work with the mind when those who are close betray us
  • Seeing those who betray us as overwhelmed by afflictions dispels anger and cultivates compassion
  • Two ways to look at those who harm us
  • Forgiving others benefits ourselves
  • How to overcome difficulty in forgiving others

SDD 16: Betrayal (download)

07-13-14 Betrayal – SDD

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