bodhicitta

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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Cultivating Compassion

The power of compassion, part 4

Developing bodhicitta through equalizing and exchanging self and others.

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Cultivating Compassion

The power of compassion, part 3

Developing bodhicitta through equalizing and exchanging self and others.

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Stages of the Path

The greatness of the Dharma

Explaining the greatness of the dharma from Chapter 2 and describing the benefits of listening…

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Stages of the Path

The roadmap to enlightenment

Covering Chapter 1, "Greatness of the Author" and beginning Chapter 2, "Greatness of the Dharma"

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Volume 3 Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature

Three aspects of the Tathagatagarbha

Explaining the three aspects of the Buddha Essence, from the section "Three Aspects of the…

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Volume 3 Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature

What obscures our buddha nature

Explaining the remaining five similes, from the section, "Nine Similes for Tathāgatagarbha" and beginning the…

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Volume 3 Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature

Arya disposition and Buddha nature

Describing the arya dispositions according to different tenet systems, from the sections "Ārya Disposition according…

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Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions

Q&A with Clear Mountain Monastery

Question and answer with Ajahn Kovilo and Ajahn Nisabho of Clear Mountain Monastery in Seattle,…

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Volume 3 Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature

The power of afflictions and purification

Explaining the subtle levels of mind according to sutra and tantra, completing the section, "The…

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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

Declaring my faults & praising others

Commentary on thought transformation verses that explain how to exchange self and others.

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