2013 Spring Handout 7 - Afflictive Obstructions & their Seeds, cont. Cognitive Obstructions - Imprints (not Seeds) of the Afflictions. Chart: Mahayana Arya Path Bhumis & Obstructions eliminated thereon. Mahayana Path of Accumulation: Causal Awareness required to generate Bodhicitta: 1) Awareness that aspires for Liberation; 2) Equanimity.
2013 Spring Handout 8 - Mahayana Path of Accumulation, cont.: Causal Awareness required to generate Bodhicitta: 2) Equanimity – necessary prerequisite to generate Bodhicitta with Seven-fold Cause & Effect instructions and Equalizing & Exchanging Self for Others - techniques that can generate other requisite minds, e.g.: 3) Affectionate Love; 4) Great Compassion; 5) Altruistic Attitude; 6) Aspiration to Benefit Others. Bodhicitta on the Path of Accumulation: dormant & manifold, in continua of Bodhisattvas and Buddhas (on the Fifth Mahayana Path); Aspiration and Engaging Bodhicitta. Three levels of Mahayana Path of Accumulation: 1) Small, 2) Middling.
Track 1 - Virtuous Throwing Karma supports Samsara; Paths cut away at Samsara - how they operate in minds of Bodhisattvas. Q&A. Review Obstructions.
Track 2 - Six minds (causal awarenesses) that must be developed before Bodhicitta can be generated, e.g., Renunciation, Equanimity. Handout 7 & Handout 8.
Track 3 - Handout 8. Two Techniques (Seven-Fold Cause & Effect & Exchanging Self/Others) to be used together to generate Bodhicitta.
This is the 5th class of the Spring 2013 term the Perfection of Wisdom course which addresses the 8th-10th sub-topics of the 2nd Topic (Mahayana
Practice Instructions) of Chapter 1 of Maitreya's Ornament for Clear Realizations - Abhisamayalamkara.