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The Twenty Secondary Negativities and the Four Changeable Mental Faculties

THE TWENTY SECONDARY NEGATIVITIES AND THE FOUR CHANGEABLE MENTAL FACULTIES

In this series, The Twenty Secondary Negativities and the Four Changeable Mental Faculties, you will be listening to lightly edited audio teachings by Gelek Rimpoche. These teachings were part of a series on mind and mental faculties titled Inner World of Mind and taught at Jewel Heart in Ann Arbor and New York during 2007 – 2008.

The titles and descriptions of the three sessions are listed below –

First Six of Twenty Secondary Negativities
Session 1

In this session, Gelek Rimpoche discusses the various translations that have been used to describe the mental faculties. He goes on to explain the secondary delusions or the negative mental faculties of wrath, vengeance, concealment, spite, jealousy and stinginess.

Second Group of Twenty Secondary Negativities
Session 2

In this session, Gelek Rimpoche presents the mental factors of pretension, dishonesty, arrogance, violence, shamelessness, inconsideration, dullness, and agitation and excitement. He traces the subtle forms of emotion back to their roots and charts relationships between various emotions.

Remaining Six of Twenty Secondary Negativities and the Four Changeable Mental Faculties
Session 3

In this session, Gelek Rimpoche concludes the secondary delusions with a synopsis of the remaining faculties of non-faith, laziness, non-conscientiousness, forgetfulness, inattentiveness, and distraction. He also discusses the Four Changeable Mental Factors of sleep, regret, investigation, and analysis. He closes by providing a useful summary of the negative emotions.

Three sessions in total, they range from 45 to 50 minutes in length.

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