In these weekly Sunday morning teachings spanning from March 2013 to December 2014, Gelek Rimpoche elaborates on the “Tibetan Buddhism” series, with the earlier sessions on the foundational Compassion for Oneself meditations, laying the ground work for the later sessions emphasizing Great Compassion for all living beings.
Wishing Bodhimind and Action Bodhimind
We need to move beyond “wishing” bodhimind to “action” bodhimind. The analogy is thinking about a journey and taking the first steps. Why do we make this effort? Because bodhimind is precious in a special way. Purifying negativities and accumulating merit are part of the path. But the precious nature of bodhimind in itself achieves these goals. Having attained some understanding of bodhimind, our challenge is to not let it slip away. This is hard work. But pursued with diligence, at a certain level the work transforms into effortless functioning.
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