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 joyous effort:
- Resorting to passing time with stories, out of attachment
- Faulty actions detrimental to training in far-reaching concentration:
- Not seeking the means for gaining absorbed concentration
- Not ridding ourselves of the hindrances to mental stability
- Regarding the taste of bliss from gaining mental stability as its main advantage
- Faulty actions detrimental to training in far-reaching wisdom:
- Forsaking the fundamental vehicle
- Exerting effort in studying fundamental vehicle discourses while neglecting study and practice of the Mahayana
- Exerting effort in studying non-Buddhist texts when it is not to be done
- Becoming infatuated with studying non-Buddhist texts and practices
- Forsaking the Mahayana vehicle
- Praising yourself or belittling others out of anger or arrogance
You can access Alex Berzin’s explanation of the secondary misdeeds here.
30 Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds: Secondary Misdeeds 23-32 (download)