Ringu Tulku Rinpoche explains in this video (BA14/BA1_20) the 20th stanza of the first chapter of the Bodhicharyavatara. This stanza refers to another text – the sutra requested by Subahu – where the Buddha taught the 4 limitless aspects of bodhichitta. Those aspects are the reason why the merit of generating active bodhichitta in one’s mind is also limitless.
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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 1 page.
We are also studying the commentary transcript on Chapter 1, 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. 56.
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