Commentary on verses that help us think about what is meaningful in this life and look beyond this life to future lives and liberation.
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Completing “The Weight of Karma”, teaching “Discerning Virtuous from Nonvirtuous Actions”, and starting “Karma and Current Ethical Issues”
An explanation of verses 1-4. How to reflect on the verses and apply them to daily life.
Continuing the commentary on Chapter 2, Verses 42-57: covering generating regret for negativities and seeking protection in the Buddhas and bodhisattvas.
Describing how the ten non-virtues can be distinguished from each other in terms of being intention, karmic paths, and/or afflictions.
Explaining the ten non-virtues, covering idle talk, and the three non-virtues of mind: covetousness, malice and wrong views.
Continuing the explanation of ten non-virtues, covering the third physical non-virtue and the first three verbal non-virtues.
Discussing what gets in the way of forgiving others and responsibility for our harmful actions
Explaining the four opponent powers of purification, and encouraging us to take responsibility for our actions in a way that frees us from guilt and anger.
Continuing with the Gift of Forgiveness retreat, discussing various stories of forgiveness to illustrate the disadvantages of anger and the power of forgiveness