Teachings on the 7th Chapter of the Bodhicharyavatara, Diligence, and the 8th, Meditative Concentration.
Part 1: Intro to the Chapter of Diligence. Stanzas 1-2. The 3 kinds of laziness.
Part 2: Stanzas 3-16. Antidotes to the 3 kinds of laziness.
Part 3: Stanzas 17-31. Antidote to the 3rd kind of laziness, self-defeatism.
Part 4: Stanzas 32-46, first half. The four forces: Aspiration. Steadfastness.
Part 5: Stanzas 46, second half-59. Steadfastness continued; in action, in abilities and in afflictions.
Part 6: Stanzas 60-71. Steadfastness in afflictions. The four forces: Joy. Relinquishment. The two strengths: of earnest practice and of controlling body, speech and mind.
Part 7: Stanzas 72-76. The two strengths. Intro to the Chapter of Meditation. Stanzas 1-2. Conditions conducive to meditative concentration.
Part 8: Stanzas 3-15, first line. Relinquishing the world.
Part 9: Stanzas 15, second to fourth line-27. Giving up attachment.
Part 10: Stanzas 28-42. Excellent qualities of solitude. Giving up distractions.
Part 11: Stanzas 43-88. Reflections on the unclean nature of the human body. The injuries that result from attachment. Giving up attachment to wealth and possessions. Excellence of solitude.
Part 12: Stanzas 89-103. Meditation on Bodhichitta.
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