How to Develop Bodhicitta
In this module, we will examine what “bodhicitta” means and why this is an important type of mind to develop. We will explore the step-by-step methods taught by the Buddha for achieving bodhicitta ourselves. We will clarify often-confused concepts, including self-esteem and self-cherishing, and differentiate between equanimity and indifference, compassion and pity, and bodhicitta and compassion. We will also explore questions such as:
- What are the benefits of practicing bodhicitta?
- What does it mean to see all sentient beings as your mother?
- What does it mean to exchange self for others?
- What are the eighteen bodhisattva vows?