„Finding ease in the nature of mind“ allgemeine Übersicht (Jeanny)

Uebersicht durch Jeanny

Longchempa: SEMNYI NGELSO

13 chapters of the main body of the text:

Chapter 1 – deals with THE FREE AND WELL-FAVORED HUMAN BODY, SO DIFFICULT TO OBTAIN
Chapter 2 – deals with IMPERMANENCE OF LIFE
Chapter 3 – deals with explaining the SUFFERING OF SAMSARA (causes and effects and difficult situation – reborn in samsara)
Chapter 4 – deals with the KARMA AND THE LAW OF CAUSE & EFFECT (4 thoughts)
Chapter 5 – deals with RELYING ON A SPIRITUAL FRIEND
Chapter 6 – deals with GOING FOR REFUGE (base for all the Dharma)
Chapter 7 – deals with FOUR IMMESURABLES
Chapter 8 – deals with BODHICITTA ITSELF – the mind focused on COMPLETE ENLIGHTENMENT
Chapter 9–12 – deal with MAHAYOGA
Chapter 13 – deals with THE RESULT – THE ATTAINMENT OF THE BODIES (KAYAS) AND WISDOMS; In it Lonchempa showed the path to us in order to become totally complete:
1) finding renunciation for samsara
2) relying on spiritual friend
3) gradually progressing on the path
4) becoming a buddha

Starting with
Chapter 1 – deals with THE FREE AND WELL-FAVORED HUMAN BODY, SO DIFFICULT TO OBTAIN

4 thoughts that will turn our mind away from samsara.–

1.the difficulty to get freedoms and favors,
2. the impermanence of life,
3. suffering of samsara, and
4. karma – the law of cause and effect.
Having understood the importance of refuge as a base of Dharma, and having gone for refuge, the next thing we do is to develop the four immeasurables. (love kindness, compassion and equanimity)

to deal with the vehicle of cause.; the subject of the difficulty of finding freedoms and favors.

the explanation of eighteen freedoms and favors,
“What are these freedoms and excellent favors?
The 8 non freedoms
1 not born in hell
2. nor hungry ghosts.
3. nor beasts,
4. nor long-lived gods,
5. nor barbarians,
6. we were not reared in wrong views,
7. nor in a time without buddhas,
8. nor have we been born as idiots without speech, we are completely free from all these eight non-freedoms.

5 holy favors regarding oneself
1. born in the human realm,
2.in a central country.
3. we are sound in all our faculties.
4. Not having done extremes of wrong in our deeds and actions,
5. we are properly faithful to the objects of faith.
The five holy favors regarding oneself are complete.

5 favors regarding to others.

1. Buddha has appeared,
2. has taught the Dharma.
3. Teachings remain
4. People follow hem
5. Others are treating us with kindness
These five favors are those that exist in regard to others.
Those were the eighteen kinds of being free and well-favored. Video 1-a

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