The importance of cultivating the two sides of the path, method and wisdom, just as a bird needs two wings to fly.
Series: 41 Prayers to Cultivate Bodhicitta (BBCorner 2008-09)
A series of talks on the 41 Prayers to Cultivate Bodhicitta from the Avatamsaka Sutra (the Flower Ornament Sutra).
Seeing an opportunity for non-virtue but restraining ourselves because of a sense of our own integrity.
Abandoning negativities out of care, affection, consideration, and an awareness of how our actions impact others.
Commenting on causes of scandals in modern society.
How the virtue we create secures us for good rebirths, liberation, and in this very life.
Reaffirming our bodhicitta when sitting down, wishing that all beings come to the place in their own hearts that is the seat of enlightenment.
The importance of making our lives more meaningful, not taking our lives for granted, and remembering that we’re in samsara.
The imagery and deeper significance of Bodh Gaya and the bodhi tree.
How we ignorantly grasp at the afflictions, the importance of recognizing how we exaggerate, and learning to identify the afflictions.
The different ways of counteracting the defilements, particularly the afflictions. The importance of not just contemplating the antidotes, but applying them.