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The disadvantages of the eight worldly concerns

The disadvantages of the eight worldly concerns

Part of a series of talks on the four thoughts that turn the mind given at the Amitabha Buddhist Centre in Singapore.

  • The faults of not remembering death
  • The advantages of contemplating the eight worldly concerns
  • Financial and material gain and loss
  • Reputation and image
  • Praise and criticism
  • Pleasure and pain
  • Questions

Turning the mind to the Dharma 02-03: The eight worldly concerns (download)

Venerable Thubten Chodron

Venerable Chodron emphasizes the practical application of Buddha’s teachings in our daily lives and is especially skilled at explaining them in ways easily understood and practiced by Westerners. She is well known for her warm, humorous, and lucid teachings. She was ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1977 by Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India, and in 1986 she received bhikshuni (full) ordination in Taiwan. Read her full bio.