BA5_97-109 Additional Instructions & Conclusion


With video BA5_97-109 Ringu Tulku gives some additional instructions for the bodhisattva practice from stanzas 97 to 107 of the Fifth Chapter of the Bodhicharyavatara, Vigilant Introspection. The chapter is then concluded with stanzas 108 and 109.

“But all this must be acted out in truth,
For what is to be gained by mouthing syllables?
What invalid was ever helped
By merely reading in the doctor’s treatises?”

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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. 193-196.

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1 thought on “BA5_97-109 Additional Instructions & Conclusion

  1. Lynda

    Dear Rinpoche, When referring to stanzas 97 and 98 you talk about the importance of purifying our mistakes as soon as possible. I think that when I make mistakes it is usually because a deep-rooted fear or anxiety is activated. Is it better to accept that this will inevitably happen sometimes and try not to worry about it too much, or should I be actively dealing with it , doing my best to understand it and be very vigilant in this respect?
    thank you
    ps I hope you have had a very nice Christmas day – it is 25th December!

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