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Dalai Lama Addresses at Sera Monastery during Lamrim Teaching

Kunsang Dolma compiles excerpts from the Dalai Lama’s address on the first day of Lamrim teachings given this year at Sera Monastery based in the south Indian Tibetan Settlement of Bylakuppe. The Dalai Lama says, self-cherishing attitude is the main cause of mental indiscipline and negative emotions. Therefore , in order to combat or tame self-cherishing attitude, we need to practice Bodhichitta - meaning we must learn to think of others interests and well-being rather than clinging to self interest only. Bodhichitta is a practice to counter self-cherishing attitude, he further added.