Friday, April 12, 2013

Class 3 - Do I have a Path in my Continuum?

Download PDF's of Class Handouts and MP3 Tracks from the 3rd class of Spring 2013 term held on the 12th day April 2013.

DOWNLOAD Handouts - text for Class 3
2013 Spring Handout 5 - Ch. 1, Topic 2 - Ten Mahayana Practice Instructions: (1)-(8) were subjects of Spring 2011-Fall 2012 terms. (9) & (10) - Path of Seeing and Path of Meditation are first set of subjects for Spring 2013; preliminary subject: the Five Paths of Hinayana & Mahayana

2013 Spring Handout 6 - Five Paths of Hinayana & Mahayana, Chart. Afflictive Obstructions (Intellectually Acquired & Innate) & Cognitive Obstructions.

ALL SPRING 2013 PDF Handouts are HERE.

Track 1 - Review material from Class 2 (e.g., Bodhicitta, Topic 1 of Ch. 1) and continue Ornament covered in past terms:  Topic 2, Practice Instructions 1-8 (of 10) - HANDOUT 5

Track 2 - Ch. 1, Topic 2, Practice Instructions 9 - Path of Seeing & 10 - Path of Meditation:  First Topics of 2013 Term.  Objects of Abandonment/Eradication on Paths - HANDOUT 5.  General Introduction to Five Paths of Fundamental Vehicle & Five Paths of Mahayana.  *Do I have a Path in my Continuum?  HANDOUT 6:  Gateway to Hinayana: Spontaneous Renunciation of Samsara (i.e., the Three types ofSufferings).  3 kinds of feeling & 3 kinds of Suffering.  What is Samsara?  Q&A.

Track 3 - Meaning of "Bodhicitta is Gateway to Mahayana Path" - Bodhicitta must always be present - manifest or dormant/latent (when it is "conjoined" with any virtuous activity).

Track 4 - Afflictive & Cognitive Obstructions. What do they obstruct?  Seeds of un-manifested Afflictions.  Temporary antidotes/permanent eradication.  Meaning of "coarser obstructions"

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This is the 3rd class of the Spring 2013 term the Perfection of Wisdom course
which addresses 8th-10th sub-topics of the 2nd Topic
(Mahayana Practice Instructions) of Chapter 1 of Maitreya's
Ornament for Clear Realizations - Abhisamayalamkara.

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