Matthew Kozan Palevsky: Shantideva Ch 5: Guarding the Mind from its Most Subtle and Ubiquitous Thief

04.19.2021 - By Upaya Zen Center's Dharma Podcast

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In this Dharma talk, Hoshi Matthew Kozan Palevsky looks at Chapter 5 of the Bodhicaryavatara through a contemporary problematic. Shantideva warns and implore’s us to maintain the mind’s awareness for it is the basis of all other vows and practices. Not doing so leads us to the realm of the “Avicii Hell.” In a contemporary society, where profit derives from the commodification of our attention and emotions, how can understanding the phenomena of procrastination, both its craving and aversing aspects, support us to live present, content, and ethical lives?

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