Shantideva’s verses describe the lengths we go to obtain wealth, sex, and possessions, and the suffering this ultimately brings.
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Commentary on verses that help to see the body more objectively in order to counter the distraction of attachment which interferes with meditation.
How we can cultivate consistency and authenticity in our practice of compassion.
To counter desire for the body, Shantideva gives us verses to pull back the veil of exaggeration to see the body’s real nature.
Commentary to verses 41-47 of Shantideva’s Chapter 8. Reflecting on the nature of the body to counter the distraction of sexual desire.
Continuing teaching from Chapter 11, covering non-abiding nirvana and nirvana as the cessation of duhkha and it’s origins.
Commentary on verses from Shanitdeva on the benefits of subduing distractions to meditation including attachment to friends, relatives and the body.
Continuing teaching from Chapter 11, covering natural nirvana and nirvana with remainder and nirvana without remainder
Commentary on verses by Shantideva covering antidotes for attachment to the body, friends, and relatives.
Through compassionate interaction with others we can inspire those around us to behave more compassionately.