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Buddhism for Everyone with JoAnn Fox

May 9, 2020

Perhaps we connect deeply with the idea of universal love and compassion? Or we want to become a bodhisattva bound for enlightenment? But then we wonder, “how can I actually develop love for all living beings?” In this episode, we begin the seven point practice to develop bodhicitta, the wish to attain enlightenment for the benefit of all living beings. The seven steps include a practical method to develop great love and compassion, the basis for bodhicitta.


Seven Point Cause and Effect Method to Develop Bodhicitta


  1. Recognizing that all beings have been our mother 
  2. Remembering the kindness of our mothers
  3. Developing the wish to repay the kindness of our mothers 
  4. Great Love
  5. Great Compassion
  6. Exceptional resolve
  7. Bodhicitta