attachment

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

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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

Attachment hinders our concentration

Commentary to verses 23 - 28, which describe attachment as a hindrance, and dwelling in…

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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

The faults of attachment

Commentary on verses that cover the faults of attachment to material possessions, reputation, fame, praise…

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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

Childish sentient beings

How attachment to childish sentient beings and their nonvirtuous activities is an obstacle to Dharma…

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Stages of the Path to Awakening Podcast

Review of feeling

Responding to questions comparing the transcendental factors and eleven virtuous mental factors and reviewing the…

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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

Abandoning attachment

Commentary to verses 4-7 of Chapter 8, "Meditation". How attachment hinders serenity meditation, identifying attachment,…

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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

Giving up attachment

Commentary on verses 1-3 of Chapter 8, "Meditation". How attachment to the wonders of this…

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Stages of the Path to Awakening Podcast

Clinging and renewed existence

Teaching from Chapter 7, describing clinging in Sanskrit tradition and Pali tradition and explaining the…

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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

Making effort with joy

Covering Verses 1-4 of Chapter 7, discussing the true meaning of joyous effort and obstacles…

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Stages of the Path to Awakening Podcast

Craving and clinging

Continuing the teaching from Chapter 7, describing craving according to Pali tradition and explaining the…

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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

Retaliation

Covering Verses 122-132 from Chapter 6, exploring various reasons why retaliation against those who harm…

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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

The meaning of compassion

As commentary to Verses 116-122 of Chapter 6, emphasizing the importance of cherishing sentient beings…

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