Vegan Aharonian: Raising Your Motivation Through the Four Immeasurables – Podcast 261


What about me? The “I Me Mine” statement quoted by songwriter George Harrison in a Beatles song, is the usual state of mind throughout the day. We might not even notice how an ego-centric mindset drives our life. The Bodhisattva teachings show how that state of mind is connected to poverty mentality and suffering.

In this episode, we will learn how to raise our motivation and experience freedom from small mindedness, raise our heads and look around.

This episode is inspired by aspirational Mahayana teachings on the four immeasurables: May all sentient beings enjoy happiness and the root of happiness.

May all sentient beings be free from suffering and the root of suffering.

May all sentient beings not be separated from the great happiness devoid of suffering.

May all sentient beings dwell in the great equanimity free from passion, aggression, and prejudice.

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Vegan Aharonian, Ph.D. began studying Shambhala Buddhism in 1996. Originally from Armenia (the former Soviet Union), he came to the United States as a graduate student at Columbia University in 1991. In addition to teaching regularly in New York City, Vegan has also taught international Shambhala programs in Russia and Ukraine.