BA5_71-75 How to Accumulate More Positive Deeds. Part 1


With video BA5_71-75 Rinpoche continues on the second of the three disciplines, the actual accumulation of positive deeds, as discussed in stanzas 71 to 75 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. 185-186.

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1 thought on “BA5_71-75 How to Accumulate More Positive Deeds. Part 1

  1. Lynda

    dear Rinpoche, it is great to have the Shedra teachings again. My question is about verse 75 ; that it is wonderful to be in a state of mind in which you can praise others and not be deflected from this by the envy, jealousy and competitiveness that can arise, but if these negative emotions do arise do you then do your best still to act in a positive way, praising others, and just acknowledge privately to yourself that you have to struggle with these habitual tendencies?
    thank you

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