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The Buddhist World View and Recognising Your Life as a Rare and Precious Opportunity
by Venerable Thubten Chodron©
The Buddhist Library, Singapore
28 Nov 2006


Part 1 of 3 [24 min] : Download mp3 file 
  • Setting a positive motivation for listening to teachings.
  • To practice the Dharma or even to live a happy life, it is incredibly important to become familiar with the Buddha’s description of the situation we are in – the Buddhist World-View. Without this understanding, it is very difficult to understand why we need to do Dharma practice; One of the factors that block the understanding of this world view is that we are very attached to what we preceive through our senses.

Part 2 of 3 [31 min] : Download mp3 file 

What this world view is and seeing this helps us realize that our present life is very rare and precious; How to make use of our rare and precious human life.

Part 3 of 3: Questions and Answers [12 min] :
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  • How can I help my son who is suffering from paranoid schizophrenia?
  • Rather than meditate all day, isn’t it better to go out and help others? Also, in the same light, wouldn’t it be better to go out and help others than abide in nirvana?

 

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