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Intrusive conditions and incompatible propensities

84 Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds

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.

  • The eight intrusive conditions that hinder taking advantage of our precious human life
    • Review of intrusive conditions 1-6
    • Seeking protection from dangers
    • Hypocritical practice
  • The eight incompatible propensities
    • Being bound by one’s worldly commitments
    • Flagrant depravity
    • Lack of dissatisfaction with samsara
    • Absence of faith in the Dharma or Dharma teacher

84 Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds: Intrusive conditions and incompatible propensities(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.

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