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Mind and Mental Factors

A presentation of virtuous and nonvirtuous mental states according to Buddhist psychology.

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Know Your Mind with Venerable Sangye Khadro (2021)

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Mind and Mental Factors

How the afflictions harm us

Definition of an affliction, how to identify them, and the ten root afflictions, with detail…

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Quotes about the afflictions

The entire Buddhist path mapped onto combating the afflictions with quotes from various Dharma teachers…

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Mapping the Buddhist path onto combating the afflict...

Quotes from scriptures on the afflictions and how the Buddhist path involves removing the afflictions.

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Know your mind: The twenty auxiliary afflictions

An explanation of the 20 auxiliary mental afflictions, which are branches of the three root…

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Know your mind: Six root afflictions

Explanation of the meaning and antidotes to the remaining five root afflictions: anger, arrogance, ignorance,…

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Know your mind: A general explanation of afflictions

An overview of mental afflictions and explanation of the first of the six root afflictions,…

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Know your mind: Virtuous mental factors

Explanation of the virtuous mental factors of nonattachment, nonhatred, nonconfusion, joyous effort, pliancy, conscientiousness, equanimity,…

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Know your mind: Object-ascertaining and virtuous men...

Explanation of the five object-ascertaining mental factors and the first three virtuous mental factors —faith,…

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Know your mind: Omnipresent mental factors

The similarities shared by main minds and mental factors, and the five omnipresent mental factors…

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