May 15: Publication of Volume 2 of The Library of Wisdom and Compassion
Author Archive | Venerable Thubten Chodron
Continuing with Chapter 10, covering the section “The Division of Existents into Products and Nonproduced Phenomena.”
A student writes about the value of acknowledging our emotions.
Having an open heart means changing our perspective and motivation. It leads to seeing others as worthwhile with internal beauty.
How to use the teachings on karma and thought transformation to look at the causes of present experiences and creating the causes for future experiences.
Specific ways to create merit by benefiting others with a compassionate attitude. How Nagarjuna’s advice for compassionate governing is still relevant today.
An explanation of the actions to abandon and those to engage in order to increase the two collections.
Why we should not be discouraged about attaining awakening. How the collections of merit and wisdom counteract mental and physical suffering.
The collection of merit is the principal cause of the Buddha’s form body, the collection of wisdom is the principal cause of the truth body.
Compassion is essential for all, not just spiritual practitioners. The two kinds of wisdom—wisdom of the conventional truth and ultimate truth.