Now we come to the third shila, which is the discipline of working for the benefit of other beings. There are three topics concerning this. With video BA5_84-90 Rinpoche discusses the first two: abiding in working for the benefit of others, and the actual giving of material things and teachings. These are stanzas 84 to 90 of the Fifth Chapter of the Bodhicharyavatara, Vigilant Introspection.
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