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Contemplating the Faults of Existence

by Dhammadassin

This is the second of four talks exploring Vasubandhu's Four Factors. In his treatise Generating Bodhi Resolve, Vasubandhu describes them as able to generate the resolve to cultivate and accumulate the bases for the Arising of the Bodhicitta. You can find out more about them in Sangharakshita's books The Meaning of Conversion in Buddhism and The Bodhisattva Ideal.

Dhammadassin gave this talk on a meditation retreat for women who have asked for ordination. The complete set of talks are as follows and each one finishes with a led reflection on the theme.

Factor 1: Reflecting on the Buddha, by Saddhanandi

Factor 2: Contemplating the Faults of Existence, by Dhammadassin

Factor 3: Contemplating the Suffering Beings, by Kulaprabha

Factor 4: Contemplating the Qualities of the Tathagathas, by Samantabhadri

Given at Taraloka in February, 2010.

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1. A Challenge and an Invitation (8:28) 
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2. Encouraging a Balanced View (5:38) 
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3. Fragility of Our Body (5:10) 
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4. Afflictive Mental States (6:39) 
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5. Taking the Long View (6:59) 
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6. Led Reflection (28:25) 


Total running time: 1:01:19

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