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The 18 unshared qualities of a buddha

The 18 unshared qualities of a buddha

Part of a series of online talks hosted by Vajrayana Institute in Sydney, Australia.

  • The benefit of learning the unique qualities of the Buddha
  • The six unshared behaviors
    • No mistaken physical actions
    • Free from mistaken speech
    • Continuously abides in meditative equipoise
    • Does not perceive discordant appearances
    • Abides in perfect equanimity
  • The six unshared realizations
    • Never experiences a decline in caring for sentient beings
    • Joyous effort never diminishes
    • Mindfulness is effortless and uninterrupted
    • Continuously abides in samadhi
    • Wisdom cannot degenerate
    • Knows all Dharma teachings and when and how to express them.
  • The three unshared awakening activities
    • All physical actions benefit sentient beings
    • Teaches the Dharma in a manner appropriate for each person
    • Intention is to do only what benefits sentient beings
  • The three unshared pristine wisdoms
    • His wisdom knows past, future and present events

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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