Three Principal Aspects of the Path

Teachings on Lama Tsongkhapa's text on developing renunciation, bodhicitta, and wisdom.

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A man in black walking toward bright light.
Three Principal Aspects of the Path

Ultimate and conventional existence

The ultimate nature of emptiness within the three aspects of the path, discussion of ultimate…

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A man in black walking toward bright light.
Three Principal Aspects of the Path

The middle way view

Examining emptiness and the misconception of the self existent, permanent self; the relationship of the…

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Close-up of golden Buddha's face.
Three Principal Aspects of the Path

The advantages of bodhicitta

Why should we pursue the Buddhist ideal of being of benefit to all living beings?…

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Sidewalk chalk drawing of a heart and the words 'All you need is love.'
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The benefits of love

Developing love in our minds brings benefits, as outlined in Nagarjuna's book The Precious Garland,…

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Venerable Jampa, smiling and talking to retreatants during group discussion.
Three Principal Aspects of the Path

Heart-warming love

It is possible to see all beings, whether they are friends, enemies, or strangers, as…

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Venerable Chodron giving mani pills to a retreatant.
Three Principal Aspects of the Path

Great compassion

Just as love is the thought that we want all beings to have happiness, so…

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A copper-plate picture of a sitting Buddha.
Three Principal Aspects of the Path

The great resolve and bodhicitta

The decision we make in our Dharma practice to benefit all sentient beings is a…

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Young woman meditating.
Three Principal Aspects of the Path

Equalizing self and others

The second method of generating bodhicitta, called equalizing and exchanging self and others, is discussed.

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