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Changing Hatred into Love - Dhammapada Verses 3 to 6

by Padmavajra

The second talk in Padmavjara's wonderful series on the Dhammapada, the most popular of early Buddhist texts. All of the Buddha's core teachings are here - held in heart and mind there's more than enough in the Dhammapada to take us as far in our practice as we can imagine, and then on beyond...

This material is intended for use with the Dharma Training Course for Mitras (see our 'Study' section, year three).

Talk recorded at Padmaloka Retreat Centre, 2007

This talk is part of the series The Dhammapada - the Buddha's Way of Truth.

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1. Awakening to the nature of mind is only real if we stop blame and resentment (5:22) 
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2. "Samsara is the tendency to find fault with others" (3:41) 
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3. Tough Dharma - a radical and uncompromising stance on hatred (4:31) 
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4. The activation of the heart; sraddha is a movement towards liberation (4:04) 
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5. Coming to terms with the unsatisfactoriness of life; the importance of forgiveness (5:24) 
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6. "Hatred is pacified by love - this is the Eternal Law" (5:44) 
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7. Metta bhavana (loving kindness) - the most important meditation practice we can do (4:15) 
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8. "We are all heading for death, so compose your quarrels" (6:15) 


Total running time: 39:16

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