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Unconditional Love and Compassion of Bodhimind The recommended motivation is the unconditional love and compassion of bodhimind. This is the precious mind that reaches beyond ourselves to encompass all sentient…

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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…

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The Power of our Thoughts Thanks to the power of our mind, we have the ability to guide ourselves in a positive way. This is in line with Buddha’s injunction:…

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The Nature of Faith The nature of faith needs to be clearly understood. We do not mean unquestioning, passive acceptance — blind faith. That is of no use to us…

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Bodhimind – Treasure of Virtue The special nature of bodhimind means that not only positive actions become virtues, but even while not actively focused on virtue we gain the positivity…

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The Virtues of Faith, Shame and Embarrassment We are connected to a long line of great spiritual teachers who have faithfully put into practice Buddha’s teachings. This spiritual tradition has…

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Non-attachment, non-hatred, non-ignorance Non-attachment, non-hatred and non-ignorance are the essence of true spiritual practice. They are the roots of all virtue, the protection from wrongdoing. Spiritual development means making our…

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The Importance of Learning Learning is critical for spiritual development. It involves three steps: getting the information, analyzing it and meditating on it. These steps lead to wisdom and understanding….

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Mental Faculty of Enthusiasm Enthusiasm is needed to accomplish anything, it brings joy, overcomes tiredness, brings meditative progress and virtue, if applied the right way. Even wisdom without enthusiasm is…

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Mental Faculties of Pliancy and Conscientiousness Rimpoche first talks about physical and mental pliancy is a joy that removes all obstacles to meditation, making body and mind totally serviceable and…

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Mental Faculty of Equanimity The mental faculty of equanimity is an equally balanced mind, enjoying the lack of influence of negative emotions. It leads to very strong concentration, one of…

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The Mental Faculty of Non-Violence Wishing for enlightenment is great motivation, but shouldn’t stop at only wishing. violence is a great obstacle to bodhimind, coming in many forms, physical, verbal,…

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The Challenge of Self-Cherishing and Ego-Grasping If we seek the capacity to guide and support others to a better state of existing, we will need all the tools and capabilities…

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Three Types of Spiritual Laziness There are three types of ‘laziness’ explained in the Abhisamayalankara. The first is the laziness engaging in uncalled-for activities – being caught up in something…

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