When we look closely at our anger, we see how it’s based on exaggeration and is supported by our self-centeredness.
Series: Buddhist Practice
A series of talks given at Tushita Meditation Centre in Dharamsala, India, on August 30, 2018.
Attachment can be one of the three poisons, or it can be a virtuous aspiration. We need to look at the context in which we are using the word.
Contemplating death as a means of dealing with attachment.
Meditating on the kindness of our parents is recommended as one way to develop bodhicitta. This is not always easy if the relationship has been difficult.
A small part of enlightenment can be just the intention to let go of our usual reactive emotions and just help sentient beings.
What do we renounce? We renounce the afflictive mental states that cause negative karma.
We need to keep up our practice because the benefit comes from its cumulative effect.
What it means when you feel “compassion burnout.”
Each of us needs to find the right combination of study, practice, and service that fits into our lives.
There is merit in supporting the Dharma practitioner, but we also need to practice the path ourselves.