Preventing the spirit of enlightenment from declining

Chapters 4, 5, 6

The fourth, fifth and sixth chapters mainly explain how to prevent the spirit of enlightenment from declining once it has arisen.

(May 16 - August 31)

Chapter 4 is about conscientiousness. The author describes how to develop the aspiring spirit of enlightenment if we have not yet done so, and how to maintain it without decline. He then goes on to describe how to maintain the engaged spirit of enlightenment once the bodhisattva vow has been taken. In this context, Ven. Geshe Sonam Rinchen La will give some explanation of the bodhisattva vow.

Chapter 5 is about mental alertness or vigilance. The author explains that in order to safeguard the precepts we have undertaken to observe, we must safeguard our minds. The tools that allow us to do this are mindfulness and vigilance, which he defines. He then describes how to train our minds through the use of these tools.

Chapter 6 is about patience. This chapter describes how to get rid of anger; how to cultivate patience, which is the ability to remain calm and not get upset; and how to show respect for all living beings. Geshe Sonam Rinchen La will also draw on the chapter about patience from the Indian master Chandrakirti’s Supplement to the Middle Way (Madhyamakāvatāra, dBu ma la ‘jug pa).

Audio Files Chapter 4

a. 2012_05_09.mp3 download

b. 2012_05_10.mp3 download

c. 2012_05_11.mp3 download

d. 2012_05_14.mp3 download

e. 2012_05_15.mp3 download

f. 2012_05_16.mp3 download

f. 2012_05_17.mp3 download

8 Verses of Training the Mind by Geshe Lhakdor la

a. 2012_05_18.mp3 download

b. 2012_05_19.mp3 download

c. 2012_05_21.mp3 download

d. 2012_05_22.mp3 download

e. 2012_05_23.mp3 download

2012_05_25 onwards by Geshe Losang Tsundu

a. 2012_05_25.mp3 download

b. 2012_05_26.mp3 download

c. 2012_05_27.mp3 download

d. 2012_05_28.mp3 download

e. 2012_05_29.mp3 download

Audio Files Chapter 5

f. 2012_05_30.mp3 download

g. 2012_05_31.mp3 download

h. 2012_06_04.mp3 download

i. 2012_06_05.mp3 download

j. 2012_06_06.mp3 download


l. 2012_06_12.mp3 download

m. 2012_06_13.mp3 download

n. 2012_06_15.mp3 download

o. 2012_06_16.mp3 download

p. 2012_06_18.mp3 download

q. 2012_06_19.mp3 download

r. 2012_06_20.mp3 download

s. 2012_06_21.mp3 download

r. 2012_06_22.mp3 download

s. 2012_06_25.MP3 download

t. 2012_06_26.mp3 download

u. 2012_06_27.mp3 download

v. 2012_06_28.mp3 download

w. 2012_06_29.mp3 download

x. 2012_06_30.mp3 download

y. 2012_07_02.mp3 download

z. 2012_07_04.mp3 download

aa. 2012_07_05.mp3 download

ab. 2012_07_07.mp3 download

ac. 2012_07_09.mp3 download

ad. 2012_07_10.mp3 download

ae. 2012_07_11.mp3 download

af. 2012_07_12.mp3 download

ag. 2012_07_13.mp3 download

ah. 2012_07_16.mp3 download

Audio Files Chapter 6

a. 2012_07_17.mp3 download

b. 2012_07_18.mp3 download

b. 2012_07_19.mp3 download

c. 2012_07_20.mp3 download

d. 2012_07_24.mp3 download

e. 2012_07_25.mp3 download

f. 2012_07_27.mp3 download

g. 2012_07_30.mp3 download

h. 2012_07_31.mp3 download

i. 2012_08_01.mp3 download

j. 2012_08_02.mp3 download

k. 2012_08_03.mp3 download

l. 2012_08_04.mp3 download

m. 2012_08_06.mp3 download

n. 2012_08_07.mp3 download

o. 2012_08_08.mp3 download

p. 2012_08_09.mp3 download

q. 2012_08_10.mp3 download

r. 2012_08_13.mp3 download

s. 2012_08_14.mp3 download

t. 2012_08_16.mp3 download

u. 2012_08_17.mp3 download

v. 2012_08_18.mp3 download

w. 2012_08_20.mp3 download

x. 2012_08_21.mp3 download

y. 2012_08_22.mp3 download

z. 2012_08_23.mp3 download

aa. 2012_08_24.mp3 download

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