attachment

Teachings on the mental affliction of attachment, including its causes, disadvantages, and antidotes.

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Stages of the Path to Awakening Podcast

Afflictions are weak

Continuing the review of Chapter 12, "Mind and Its Potential", describing how afflictions are not…

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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

Wealth is suffering

How wealth causes suffering and that it is better to strive for the wealth of…

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Contentment and Happiness

Building confidence and resilience with joy

Learn to base your confidence on your good motivation instead of what others say and…

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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

Isolation of body and mind

A review of verses 1-37 of Chapter 8, with discussion of the meaning and purpose…

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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

Giving up desire

How the cause of problems and pain is not the objects of attachment themselves, but…

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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

The disadvantages of samsara

Commentary on Shantideva's verses that point out the disadvantages of samsara, in order to develop…

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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

Wealth is fraught with problems

Shantideva's verses describe the lengths we go to obtain wealth, sex, and possessions, and the…

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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

The body is not beautiful

Commentary on verses that help to see the body more objectively in order to counter…

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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

The foulness of the body

To counter desire for the body, Shantideva gives us verses to pull back the veil…

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On Working with Afflictions

Invasive weeds of the mind

Venerable Dekyi compares working in the Abbey's gardens to cultivating the wisdom and compassion of…

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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

The skeleton in the body

Commentary to verses 41-47 of Shantideva's Chapter 8. Reflecting on the nature of the body…

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