• Chapter 1
• Bodhichitta is the soft spot in any situation. If we can stay with it, our natural empathetic leaning will allow us to avoid the hardening of our hearts and minds.
• There are two levels of bodhichitta, unconditional, or gut level bodhichitta, and relative bodhichitta.
• Training in both of these can make one a bodhisattva, an enlightened warrior.
• A warrior does not hide from any knowledge, and a warrior knows uncertainty cannot be avoided.
• Chapter 2
• Ego is the prison we all sit inside. It separates us from others and, even though it is a prison, our fear of leaving it increases over time. If we examine the walls of the prison with flexibility and objectivity, we can see cracks through which bodhichitta flows.
• There are three things that Chodron calls the Lords of Materialism.
• The Lord of Form is about addiction to externals, even those that...
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