BA1_29-30 Proving the Benefits of Action Bodhichitta


In this video (BA17/BA1_29-30) Rinpoche continues with proving the benefits of action bodhichitta through reasoning – why it is truly so special and why we should generate it in ourselves and help others do so too – and explains the stanzas 29 and 30 of the first 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 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. 59.

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2 thoughts on “BA1_29-30 Proving the Benefits of Action Bodhichitta

  1. pemawanggyal72

    Dear Rinpoche, Thank you very much for these wonderful teachings and sharing your wisdom with us. We are very lucky. My question is would you consider someone who is actively working on there Ngondro to be using action bodhichitta? And does Ngondro help us develop bodhichitta? Thanks again Pema Wang Gyal.

  2. Lynda

    Rinpoche, I dont have a question as the stanzas and your teachings are so clear, but I would like to thank you for explaining to us in recent teachings that we can think of the bodhicitta aspiration in terms of wishing all beings lasting peace and happiness (rather than enlightenment per se). I have found this really helpful in everyday life.

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