The kind of person I want to be

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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.

  • Importance of integrity, consideration for others, and conscientiousness
  • Similarities and differences between a political community and a Sangha community
  • Thinking about what kind of person we want to be and changing our conduct accordingly
  • Q&A:
    • How is intending to give different from imagining giving while doing a mandala offering?
    • Is it best to purify daily?
    • Doing regular purification practice
    • Isn’t killing animals logical?
    • Is it possible to be a human being and not cause harm
  • Striving to stop the cause of the lower rebirth
  • Being conscientiousness in regard to cultivating virtue
  • Having remorse at death over nonvirtuous actions we haven’t purified

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