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Non-hatred and non-bewilderment

Group of 11 virtuous mental factors

Part of a series of teachings given through the Dharma Friendship Foundation in Seattle from January 1995 to April 1996.

  • True meaning and value of patience, patience is an internal state of mind
  • Listening skills as antidotes to hatred
  • Communications skills as an important factor to cultivate patience
  • Counteract anger and aversion through patience and love to achieve a balanced state of mind
  • Non-bewilderment accompanies wisdom and prevents us from wrong conduct or misdeed
  • Acts as an antidote to confusion on concepts such as karma, the four noble truths

Mind and mental factors 11: Non-hatred and non-bewilderment (download)

Venerable Thubten Chodron

Venerable Chodron emphasizes the practical application of Buddha’s teachings in our daily lives and is especially skilled at explaining them in ways easily understood and practiced by Westerners. She is well known for her warm, humorous, and lucid teachings. She was ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1977 by Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India, and in 1986 she received bhikshuni (full) ordination in Taiwan. Read her full bio.

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