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Contents of Jewel Ornament of Liberation Chapter 7 - Benevolence and Compassion - Unchecked

DISCLAIMER - This transcript has not been checked by Sangharakshita, and may contain mistakes and mishearings. Checked and reprinted copies of all seminars will be available as part of the Complete Works Project.

by Sangharakshita

THE JEWEL ORNAMENT OF LIBERATION

Chapter Seven: Benevolence and Compassion.
Contents
1- 4Definition of terms: Maitri and Karuna
4- 9"as a remedy against attatchment to self-complacency"
9-12"working for the benefit of others"
12Mahayana references to the Hinayana
13-
Self-interest eg: Children
14 Martyrs and monasticism.
16-17Awareness
17-22Selfish enjoyment and interest in others
22-28Boundless nature of Metta
28-48"the classification is threefold"
29-
i) metta to sentient beings, plants and animals,
Awareness of Nature
39-40Ecological parties
- 44Good will, Repugnance; Dean Swift and Yahoos
44-45ii) metta and the whole of reality
45-48iii) metta and all entities of reality have no orogin
49-51Sacrifice, adjustment with others
52-55Positivity and gratification
56-
The Causal Characteristic
57-
The Method of Practice
58-66The root of Benevolence lies in the memory of benefits recieved
60-
Gratitude and expectations
64-
Feeling obligated
66-
The gift of life:the greatest benefactor,Mother.
75-88Having babies in the West.
93-97Tibetan womens' independance
97-102A mother's love for her baby
102The gift of culture
104Archetypal mother
105A mother's tirelessness
107-112The development of metta from gratitude
110Old Age
113-117Sentient beings and the expansiveness of metta
117" A bodhisattva is towards beings as to a child"
119-128The initial meeting point and ground of communication
128-136Priti, and exhibition of emotion
137-142Conflict of interests and giving the Dharma
143-
Bringing out a child's potential
146-148the importance of publicity
149-
The relative value of Benevolence and Compassion
151-
The Blessings of practicing Benevolence
153-158Energy and tiredness
158-
Immunity to danger
161-
lack of conflict
165-169The art of doing one thing at a time
171-173Aesthetic sensibility and ethical insensibility
174-176Metta and subjective preference
177Metta and Karuna
179-
Compassion arising on seeing the misery of beings in evil lives
181Indian families
184The four Noble Truths and conditionality
-190and clinging to permanence, ossifying experience and interests
-192National changes and co-ops
192-
Compassion for those who do not see Sunyata
-200Demonical Possession, repression, and religious groupieism.
200Contemplating suffereing Newsreports
203Seeing beings as one's mother
204Precariousness of life
-206The negative Spiral
208-
Getting out of contact, the benefits of contact with the Sangha
209-214Making comparisons, equality
216Maha maitri, prajna and the absence of historical consciousness in the
development of Buddhist thought
219Omniscience
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