American Buddhist nun, author, and abbess Thubten Chodron explains great Buddhist philosophical treatises in plain English, bringing ancient wisdom to life in a modern context.
Keeping the promise of bodhicitta
Discussing Verses 11-16 on the importance of making ourselves into trustworthy people: in general and in the context of keeping our promise of bodhicitta
Disadvantages of discarding bodhicitta
Discussing Verses 2-10 of Chapter 4, which cover the disadvantages of discarding bodhicitta
Reviewing Chapter 3 on bodhicitta and beginning Chapter 4 on conscientiousness, covering Verse 1.
Bodhicitta makes life meaningful
Teaching on Verses 23-34 in Chapter 3 and discussing the amazing ability of bodhicitta to accomplish others' welfare
Taking the bodhisattva ethical restraint
Encouraging to create causes and conditions for us to benefit others in worldly and spiritual ways and covering verses on taking the bodhisattva ethical code
Offering our bodies to all sentient beings
Covering Verses 3.11-3.17 and encouraging us to dedicate our body, merit, and resources to the welfare of others and directly challenge the self-centered mind