For those who aspire to achieve complete Enlightenment, this pressing question arises: how to achieve it? Precisely thanks to the development of these six fundamental qualities:
The perfection of generosity
The perfection of ethics
The perfection of patience
The perfection of enthusiasm
The perfection of concentration
The perfection of wisdom
Rinpoche invites us to discover their multiple aspects, while encouraging us to express them in our daily life in order to embody in the world a way of being deeply beneficial both to others and to ourselves.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THESE TEACHINGS?
Relying on fundamental Indian and Tibetan treatises such as the Bodhicaryāvatāra of ācārya Śāntideva, the Bodhisattvabhūmi of arya Asaṅga or the Lamrim Chenmo of Je Tsongkhapa, Rinpoche introduces us in a profound yet practical way to the conduct of the Bodhisattvas. He addresses in turn:
The three main aspects of generosity: material gift, the offering of Dharma and the gift of protection.
The three fundamental dimensions of ethics: abstention from wrongdoing, collecting virtue and helping sentient beings.
The three essential forms of patience: patience with regard to suffering, towards the causes of suffering, and in relation to the difficulties encountered in the study and practice of Dharma.
The five facets of enthusiasm: armor-like, in action, non-discourageable, irreversible and insatiable.
The nine degrees of meditation that lead to calm abiding
The different ways of analyzing reality in order to understand both its conventional and ultimate nature.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
Through this vast set of teachings that Rinpoche has given over the years, you will learn to lead an authentically altruistic existence, to express ever more your qualities of love, compassion and wisdom. They are both a source of inspiration for living according to the Bodhisattva ideal, and a priceless guide to navigate with joy and strength these uncertain times.
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