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Wealth is fraught with problems

106 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.

  • Wasting our precious human life due to attachment
  • Review of verse 73
  • Verses 74 and 75: Deceived by desire we experience hardships
  • Verses 76 and 77: Giving up freedom due to attachment
  • Verses 78 and 79: Desire for wealth leads to suffering
  • Questions and comments

106 Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds: Wealth is fraught with problems (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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