The nature of pleasure and pain

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Part of a series of talks based on the book Practical Ethics and Profound Emptiness, a commentary on Nagarjuna’s Precious Garland of Advice for a King. The weekend retreat was sponsored by the Jewel Heart Centrum Nijmegen in Nijmegen, Netherlands.

  • Commentary on verses 339 to 347
  • The relationship between leaders and the populace
  • Leading in accord with the Dharma and abandoning nonvirtue
  • The mindfulness of observing our feelings and our response to them
  • Pleasure is actually a lessening of pain
  • Mental pleasure is conceptually created
  • How our mind influences the experience of pleasure and pain

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Ven. Thubten Chödron: Practical Ethics and Wisdom. Part 5/5: Verses 339-348

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