- Three Diligences: I. How to Train in the perfection of Diligence:
- Nature of diligence (i.e. what is diligence): Mental Factor of Joy & delight focused on virtue.
- Diligence is a mind that takes delight in doing positive, virtuous and beneficial actions.
- Virtue for happiness in Future Lives / Non-Virtue mistakenly done for short-term success in this life
- Buddhism is about getting our mental consciousness to experience joy when accumulating virtuous actions.
- Every Mind always has an Object.
- Mind is an experiencing entity that is non-physical in Buddhism, but that doesn't contradict certain minds being inter-dependent with something physical.
- What is Buddhist practice?
- Laziness - the opposite of Diligence.
- Debate: Is diligence a virtuous state of mind if one's practice is motivated by competitiveness or other egoistic motivation?
- What is philosophy?
- Buddhist Philosophy distinguished from Western Philosophy
- Inspiration and advice from Buddha Shakyamuni and Maitreya
- Diligence & the Three Scopes (Motivations) of Buddhist Practice
- Summary of Class
- Why is it necessary for a Buddhist to accept Reincarnation in order engage in Buddhist Practice?
- Geshe Wangmo answers this much more extensively in Class 3 (Track 1)
NOTES of Class 2 (Sept 19) rough draft transcript of class offered for what it's worth.
This is the 2nd class of the Fall 2012 term Perfection of Wisdom course
which addresses 4th-10th sub-topics of the 2nd Topic
(Mahayana Practice Instructions) of Chapter 1 of Maitreya's
Ornament for Clear Realizations - Abhisamayalamkara.