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Vigilance with Regard to the Bodhicitta - Bodhicaryavatara Chapter 4

"The defilements do not dwell in objects, nor in the collection of the senses, nor in the space in between. There is nowhere else for them to dwell and yet they churn up the entire universe." 

In his fourth talk on the Bodhicaryavatara, given on the weekly Padmaloka retreat, Padmavajra explores Shantideva's discussion of vigilance (apramada) in relation to the cultivation of the Bodhicitta.

In this chapter, Shantideva takes a sober look at the promises he has made to liberate all beings and the full implications of breaking those promises. He takes a good hard look at what will destroy the Bodhicitta, which are the defilements (kleshas) and strongly evokes the warrior spirit, declaring war on the defilements. He also reveals that he will do that through cultivating 'wisdom's glare'.

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