BA2_60-65 Power of Antidote & Power of Resolution


With this video (BA2_60-65) Rinpoche continues on the power of antidote and then finishes with the fourth and last power of purification, which is the power of resolution to not commit those negative deeds again. This teaching on stanzas 60 to 65 completes the second chapter of the Bodhicharyavatara, The Confession, or Purification.

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If you prefer listening to the teaching in audio, use the audio player below.

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The audio as well as the audio translations in different languages and the transcript of this teaching are all available on Chapter 2 page.

We are also studying the commentary transcript on Chapter 2, which you can download here and in the Library section. Further recommended reading: the commentary book by Kunzang Pelden (Khenpo Kunpal), The Nectar of Manjushri’s Speech, p. 115-118.

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4 thoughts on “BA2_60-65 Power of Antidote & Power of Resolution

  1. Lynda

    Rinpoche, thank you for your very profound commentary on these stanzas which I will try to think about and to understand. At a more mundane level is it correct to understand stanzas 60 and 61 to mean that it is pointless to go over and over things in one’s mind that have already happened eg particularly good or particularly difficult situations involving other people, because this is just an attachment to a fleeting experience?

  2. pemawanggyal72

    Dear Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, Firstly I would like to thank you for these wonderful and inspiring teachings, it is my main source of dharma this year as I can’t afford to get to any teachings. It is also a perfect accompaniment for my ngondro practice. I feel I have much work to do on myself to improve as a dharma practitioner. My question is I have had a problem with a teacher in a different lineage, and he hurt me very much. Without going into detail I would like to know how to view him? Do I develop bodhicitta to him? How do I purify my anger and negative emotions to him ? I am doing my prostrations and hoping this will purify my anger etc. I am worried of my samaya with him and feel it is very negative to have anger towards a boddhisatva. Thank you Ian

  3. pemawanggyal72

    Dear Ringu Tulku Rinpoche I have one more short question. I have a dharma friend who speaks in very negative way about another dharma friend. He has even spoken negatively about one of my teachers. I do not know what to do as I’m not great at expressing myself, and do not want to upset him. But he is starting to upset me. Thank you Ian

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