Geshe Thubten Sherab on overcoming ignorance for lasting happiness
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Geshe Thubten Sherab on overcoming ignorance for lasting happiness

In this talk emphasizes the importance of overcoming delusions and to achieve and lasting .

He explains that true relief from pain and comes from reducing and ultimately eliminating delusions, which are rooted in ignorance.

By cultivating through understanding dependent origination and emptiness, practitioners can gradually diminish and destructive emotions.

Thubten Sherab praises for the profound wisdom of dependent origination, which reveals the truth behind suffering and guides individuals towards liberation.

He highlights the interconnected nature of form and emptiness, encouraging reflection on the illusory nature of inherent existence and the true reality of phenomena.

Reflecting on ignorance and delusions imprinted in our mindset, Thubten Sherab urges practitioners to engage in and , supported by virtuous practices, to achieve their highest potential.

He underscores the significance of understanding the emptiness of inherent nature in all phenomena and the interconnectedness of form and emptiness.

Thubten Sherab also discusses the importance of taking responsibility for one’s actions and not overstepping in others’ situations.

He shares personal experiences of learning to avoid creating codependent situations by taking on responsibilities that others should handle, thereby maintaining personal accountability.

The conversation highlights the role of human actions in creating suffering, including climate change, driven by , , and ignorance.

By cultivating wisdom and realizing the emptiness of dependent origination, individuals can towards overcoming these afflictions and alleviating both personal and global suffering.

Thubten Sherab’s teachings encourage a profound understanding of dependent origination as the foundation for achieving and lasting .


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