An introduction to the grounds and paths according to the Prasangika Madhyamaka beginning with the different types of persons based on their spiritual capacity.
Series: Grounds and Paths According to Prasangika Madhyamaka (2011-12)
Part of a series of teachings on the text A Brief Presentation of the Grounds and Paths of the Perfection Vehicle, Essence of the Ocean of Profound Meaning by Jetsun Lobsang Dadrin (1867-1937).
A look at the three levels of spiritual practitioners and how to cultivate their main aspirations.
The motivations of different levels of spiritual practitioners, and why it is beneficial to study the grounds and paths.
The differences between the Fundamental and Universal Vehicles, and a background to the root text.
Explanation of the author’s homage and introduction of the text. What Dharma practice means and the importance of practice to bring about changes in our lives.
Examining the middle way view using the four-fold negation explained in Nagarjuna’s introductory verse.
An explanation of the hearer’s grounds and paths, including which afflictions or fetters need to be abandoned on each ground.
How the hearer enters the path of accumulation through developing the determination to be free from cyclic existence.
The demarcation point for entering each path, how to develop each path, and what afflictions are being eliminated on each path.
An explanation of the 10 points of Asanga’s hearer’s grounds and how meditating on these 10 points generates renunciation.