Teaching from Chapter 3, explaining different types of arrogance.
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Covers Verses 46-54 of Chapter 5 discussing skilful ways to act when afflictions arise
In modern Western society, monastics support their communities in part by acting as the conscience of society, causing us to examine our everyday behaviors.
How we can use the pandemic experience in a positive way, to change, develop talents, renew relationships and become more connected to others.
Continuing teaching from Chapter 3, explaining four types of clinging, what is anger and how it functions.
Covering Verses 5.34-45, discussing how we can use mindfulness and introspection to assess how we move through space and impact others with our body and speech
How the afflictions cause problems and the importance of combating them. What attachment is and how it differs from aspiration.
Covering Verses 31-35 of Chapter 5, discussing how mindfulness and introspection arise, and how to use them to monitor our actions of body, speech and mind
How reflecting on duhkha lessens attachment to worldly pleasures and leads to an aspiration for liberation and awakening.
Continuing the teachings from Chapter 2, explaining eight unsatisfactory conditions and describing characteristics of true duhkha through ten points.