With video BA5_45-49 Rinpoche explains stanzas 45 to 49 of the Fifth Chapter of the Bodhicharyavatara. This begins the second point of the two introduced in the previous teaching: how to maintain the abstaining from negative actions with the tool of mindfulness and awareness. In this section Shantideva mentions 27 sources of misconduct, states of mind we should be aware and mindful of and not react with, and here we go through nine of them.
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We are also studying the commentary transcript on Chapter 5, 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. 178-179.
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