Covering the section explaining the meaning of the title and explaining Madhyamaka and Yogacara tenets.
Series: Illumination of the Thought with Geshe Yeshi Lhundup
Geshe Yeshi Lhundup, a senior Dharma teacher at Drepung Loseling Monastery, teaches on Lama Tsongkhapa’s “Illumination of the Thought,” a commentary to Chandrakirti’s, “Supplement to the Middle Way,” a classic Buddhist text on Middle Way philosophy and great compassion.
Continuing teachings on “Illumination of the Thought” and explaining how great compassion is the root of hearers, solitary realizers, buddhas and bodhisattvas
Teaching on Lama Tsongkhapa’s “Illumination of the Thought” and explaining how hearers and solitary realizers are born from Buddhas.
Teaching on Lama Tsongkhapa’s “Illumination of the Thought” and explaining compassion observing sentient beings, the first kind of great compassion.
Explaining compassion observing phenomena and compassion observing the emptiness of sentient beings, the second and third kinds of great compassion
Explanation of Chandrakirti’s verses identifying three types of compassion.
A review session on the three types of compassion, including the analogy of the bucket in the well.
Continued commentary on the three types of compassion and beginning the section on ways of practicing the path.
Questons and answers When meditating on compassion, what is the object of meditation? Is the realization of emptiness integral to progress on the bodhisattva
Commentary on the grounds of bodhisattva superiors and beginning the commentary on the first ground, The Very Joyful.