Bodhisattva secondary misdeeds 10-22

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Part of an ongoing series of teachings based on Shantideva’s classic text, “Bodhisattvacharyavatara”, often translated as “Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds.” Venerable Thubten Chodron also refers to the outline of the commentary by Gyaltsab Dharma Rinchen and the commentary by the Abbot Dragpa Gyaltsen.

  • Faulty actions detrimental to training in far-reaching ethical conduct:
    • Being petty when it concerns the welfare of others
    • Not committing a destructive action when love and compassion call for it
    • Earning our living through a wrong livelihood
    • Becoming excited and flying off to some frivolous activity
    • Intending only to wander in samsara
    • Not ridding ourselves of behavior that causes us to fall to ill-repute
    • Not redressing those who act with disturbing emotions and attitudes
  • Faulty actions detrimental to training in far-reaching fortitude:
    • Discarding the four positive trainings
    • Ignoring those who are angry with us
    • Refusing others’ apologies
    • Dwelling on anger
  • Faulty actions detrimental to training in far-reaching joyous effort:
    • Gathering a circle of followers because of desiring veneration and respect
    • Not doing anything, out of laziness, and so on

You can access Alex Berzin’s explanation of the secondary misdeeds here.

29 Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds: Bodhisattva Secondary Misdeeds 10-22 (download)

29 Engaging in the Bodhisattva's Deeds: Bodhisattva Secondary Misdeeds 10-22 12-31-20

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