Fortitude of enduring suffering

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Part of a series of teachings on Essence of Refined Gold by the Third Dalai Lama, Gyalwa Sonam Gyatso. The text is a commentary on Songs of Experience by Lama Tsongkhapa.

Explanation of far-reaching practice of patience

  • Three types of patience:
    • The patience of not retaliating
    • The patience of enduring suffering
    • The patience of studying the Dharma
  • How it takes more courage to forgive and give up anger than it does to give in to anger
  • Enduring suffering without becoming a victim
  • Taking action with a peaceful and kind mind

Essence of Refined Gold 43 (download)

Questions and answers

  • Positive karma, anger, negative karma, purification
  • Having a happy mind and working with anger
  • Working with irritation and rumination when things happen that we don’t like

Essence of Refined Gold 43: Q&A (download)

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