Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Class 5 - Prerequisites for Generating Bodhicitta

Download PDF's of Class Handouts and MP3 Tracks from the 5th class of Spring 2013 term held on the 17th day of April.

DOWNLOAD Handouts - text for Class 5
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.

ALL SPRING 2013 PDF Handouts are HERE.

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.

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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.

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