BA5_50-53 Protecting the Training from Declining. Part 2.


With video BA5_50-53 Rinpoche continues the explanation of the 27 reactions we should be mindful of and when we notice them in our mind, delay our action and remain like a log. These are stanzas 50 to 53 of the Fifth Chapter of the Bodhicharyavatara.

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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 5 page.

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. 179-180.

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1 thought on “BA5_50-53 Protecting the Training from Declining. Part 2.

  1. Lynda

    Dear Rinpoche, Yesterday I went to work with the intention of “remaining like a log” if I found myself about to react in a negative way. I did manage not to react but yesterday night had a dream in which I was extremely angry and threw water at someone. I think this has happened before ie stopping myself from reacting in a negative way in the daytime, followed by a dream at night in which the negative emotion is experienced very intensely. My question is about how to understand this. Is it that the dream is just showing me that the habitual tendency is still very strong, or could it be something more positive like the beginning of a purification process?
    thank you

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