Secondary misdeeds 33-46

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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 wisdom:
    • Not going to Dharma gatherings or teachings
    • Relying on language to deride a teacher
  • Twelve faulty actions that contradict working to benefit others:
    • Not going to help those in need
    • Neglecting to serve the sick
    • Not alleviating suffering
    • Not teaching the reckless in accordance with their character
    • Not paying back help received
    • Not alleviating the mental grief of others
    • Not giving to those in need of charity
    • Not taking care of the needs of our circle
    • Not going along with the preferences of others
    • Not speaking in praise of others’ talents or good qualities
    • Not enforcing punishment in accordance with circumstances
    • Not using such things as miraculous powers or the ability to cast spells
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You can access Alex Berzin’s explanation of the secondary misdeeds here.

31 Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds: Secondary Misdeeds 33-46 (download)

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