Bodhicitta is the mind dedicated to attaining awakening for the benefit of all sentient beings. Included are explanations of bodhicitta, its advantages, and how to develop bodhicitta.
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Competition and exchanging self with others
Continued explanation of exchanging self with others to develop bodhicitta.View Post
Living a life that matters
How to overcome the eight worldly concerns and generate bodhicitta.View Post
Don’t misunderstand Shantideva
How Shantideva's verses can be misunderstood, leading to unsound conclusions.View Post
Dormant and manifest consciousnesses
Explaining dormant and manifest aspects of rigpa and subtlest clear light mind, completing the section…View Post
Bringing Avalokiteshvara into the circle
An incarcerated person uses his Dharma practice to quietly support the victims of crimes.View Post
Enacting others’ welfare
Commentary on Shantideva's verses that explain how to exchange self and others.View Post
A bodhisattva’s humility
Commentary to verses on developing a bodhisattva’s joy and humility in pacifying others’ sufferings.View Post
No real owner of suffering
Commentary on verses about the equality of one’s own and others’ suffering.View Post
Why do I protect myself and not others?
Using reasoning to move beyond the self-centered attitude and care about the happiness and suffering…View Post