Chapter 5: Verses 1-16

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Part of a series of teachings on Chapter 5: “Guarding Introspection,” from Shantideva’s Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, organized by Tai Pei Buddhist Center and Pureland Marketing, Singapore.

  • Review of Chapters 1-4
  • Guarding our minds as a way to attain awakening
  • Two ways in which our minds create more causes for happiness or suffering than any external object
  • How transforming our minds and cultivating a good heart protects us from meeting with difficulties
  • How our mind and negative karma create hell realms
  • How cultivating nonviolence and ethical discipline creates safety and peace in the world
  • Practicing fortitude and ridding our mind of anger will get rid of our enemies forever
  • Questions and answers

A Guide to a Bodhisattva’s Way of Life Chapter 5: Verses 1-16 (download)

A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life 2010 12

Find more on these topics: , , , , , , ,