karma

Teachings related to the law of karma and its effects, or how intentional actions of body, speech, and mind affect our circumstances and experiences. The law of karma and its effects explains how present experience is the product of past actions and how present actions affect future experience. Posts include teachings on the types and characteristics of karma and how to use an understanding of karma in daily life.

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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

Retaliation

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

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Stages of the Path to Awakening Podcast

Feeling

Continuing teaching from Chapter 7, describing the seventh link, feeling.

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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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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

Respecting sentient beings

Giving commentary to Verses 113-116, elaborating on why we should cherish and respect sentient beings…

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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

Cherishing our enemies

Covering Verses 104-112 of Chapter 6 "Patience" and exploring various reasonings for why we should…

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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

Help and harm

Covering Verses 97-105 of Chapter 6 on how we can see those who harm us…

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Stages of the Path to Awakening Podcast

Formative action

Continuing teaching from Chapter 7, explaining formative action, the second of the twelve links of…

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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

Biting the hook of anger

Commenting on Ver. 85-90, Chapter 6, demonstrating how using daily events can reveal the faults…

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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

Jealousy

Giving commentary to Verses 73-84 of Chapter 6, explaining the disadvantages of, and antidotes to,…

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Stages of the Path to Awakening Podcast

The root of samsara

Continuing teaching from Chapter 7, explaining how different tenet systems describe what is the root…

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Shantideva Teachings at Sravasti Abbey

Attachment and anger

Commenting on Verses 66-74 of Chapter 6, discussing the relationship between attachment and anger and…

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