Bodhicitta Flash Cards

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Term  Definition 
Training the mind in the stages of the path of a person of great scope has 5 parts:  1. why we need to enter the mahayana
2. the benefits of bodhichitta
3. how to develop bodhichitta
4. how to engage in a Bodhisattva’s actions
5. the final result, full englightenment 
 
Term  Definition 
The benefits of bodhichitta has 10 parts:  1. we enter the gateway to the Mahayana
2. we become a son or daughter of the Buddhas
3. we surpass Hearers & Solitary Realizers
4. we become worthy to receive offerings and prostrations from humans and gods
5. we easily & quickly accumulate a vast amount of merit
6. we quickly destroy powerful negativities
7. we fulfil all our wishes
8. we are free from harm by spirits and so forth
9. we accomplish all the spiritual grounds and paths
10. we have a state of mind that is the source of peace and happiness for all beings 
 
Term  Definition 
How to develop bodhichitta has 2 parts:  1. the stages of actually training the mind in bodhichitta
2. maintaining bodhichitta by means of ritual 
 
Term  Definition 
The stages of actually training the mind in bodhichita has two parts:  1. Training the mind in the sevenfold cuase and effect
2. training the mind in equalizing and exchanging self with others 
 
Term  Definition 
Training the mind in the sevenfold cause and effect has 8 parts:  1. developing equanimity
2. recognizing that all living beings are our mothers
3. remembering the kindness of all mother beings
4. developing the wish to repay the kindness of all mother beings
5. developing affectionate love
6. developing great compassion
7. developing superior intention
8. developing bodhichitta 
 
Term  Definition 
Developing Bodhichitta has 3 parts:  1. the basis for generating bodhichitta
2. the nature of bodhichitta and how it is generated
3. the divisions of bodhichitta 
 
Term  Definition 
The divisions of bodhichitta has 4 parts:  1. the twofold division
2. the threefold division
3. the fourfold division
4. the twenty-twofold division 
 
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Training the mind in equalizing and exchanging self with others has 5 parts:  1. equalizing self and others
2. contemplating the disadvantages of self-cherishing
3. contemplating the advantages of cherishing others
4. exchanging self with others
5. taking and giving. 
 
Term  Definition 
exchanging self with others has 3 parts:  1. recognizing why we need to exchange self with others
2. recognizing that we can exchange self with others
3. how to exchange self with others 
 
Term  Definition 
maintaining bodhichitta by means of ritual has 2 parts:  1. maintaining the aspiring mind by means of ritual
2. maintaining the engaging mind by means of ritual 
 
Term  Definition 
how to engage in a Bodhisattva’s actions has 2 parts:  1. training in the 6 perfections to ripen our own mental continuum
2. training in the 4 ways of gathering to ripen the metnal continuum of others 
 
Term  Definition 
training in the 6 perfections to ripen our own mental continuum has 4 parts:  1. the 6 perfections in general
2. the perfections of mental stabilization and wisdom in particular
3. how to progress through the spiritual grounds and paths in dependence upon a union of tranquil abiding and superior seeing
4. training in vajrayana paths 
 
Term  Definition 
the 6 perfections in general has 6 parts:  1. the perfection of giving
2. the perfection of moral discipline
3. the perfection of patience
4. the perfection of effort
5. the perfection of mental stabilization
6. the perfection of wisdom 
 
Term  Definition 
the pefections of mental stabilization and wisdom in particular has 2 parts:  1. how to train the mind in tranquil abiding, the essence of concentration
2. how to train the mind in superior seeing, the essence of wisdom 
 
Term  Definition 
how to train the mind in tranquil abiding, the essence of concentration has 2 parts:  1. the necessary conditions for attaining tranquil abiding
2. how to train in tranquil abiding 
 
Term  Definition 
the necessary conditions for attaining tranquil abiding has 6 parts:  1. a suitable place for retreat
2. little desire
3. contentment
4. no distracting activities
5. pure moral discipline
6. no distracting conceptions 
 
Term  Definition 
how to attain tranquil abiding has 6 parts:  1. the 5 obastacles to attaining tranquil abiding
2. the 8 opponents to the 5 obstacles
3. how to attain the 9 mental abidings
4. the 6 forces
5. the 4 attentions
6. the measurement of having attained tranquil abiding 
 
Term  Definition 
the 5 obstacles to attaining tranquil abiding has 5 parts:  1. laziness
2. forgetfulness
3. mental sinking & mental excitement
4. non-application
5. unnecessary application 
 
Term  Definition 
the 8 opponents to the 5 obstacles has 8 parts:  1. faith
2. aspiration
3. effort
4. suppleness
5. mindfulness
6. alertness
7. application
8. non-application 
 
Term  Definition 
how to attain the 9 mental abidings has 2 parts:  1. the object of meditation
2. the 9 mental abidings 
 
Term  Definition 
the object of meditation has 4 parts:  1. pervasive objects
2. objects for abandoning individual delusions
3. object for abandoning delusions in general
4. objects for scholars 
 
Term  Definition 
the 9 mental abidings has 9 parts:  1. placing the mind
2. continual placement
3. replacement
4. close placement
5. controlling
6. pacifying
7. completely pacifying
8. single-pointedness
9. placement in equipoise 
 
Term  Definition 
the 6 forces has 6 parts:  1. the force of listening
2. the force of contemplating
3. the force of mindfulness
4. the force of alertness
5. the force of effort
6. the force of complete familiarity 
 
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the 4 attentions has 4 parts:  1. tight attention
2. interrupted attention
3. uninterrupted attention
4. spontaneous attention 
 
Term  Definition 
how to train the mind in superior seeing, the essence of wisdom, has 3 parts:  1. the nature of superior seeing
2. the function of superior seeing
3. the object of superior seeing 
 
Term  Definition 
the object of superior seeing has 2 parts:  1. the emptiness of persons
2. the emptiness of phenomena 
 
Term  Definition 
the emptiness of persons has 2 parts:  1. how to sustain space-like meditative equipoise on the emptiness of persons
2. how to sustain illusion-like subsequent attainment 
 
Term  Definition 
how to sustain space-like meditative equipoise on the emptiness of persons has 4 parts:  1. ascertaining the negated object
2. ascertaining the pervasion
3. ascertaining the absence of oneness
4. ascertaining the absence of difference 

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