Chapter 6: Verses 1-7

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Commentary on Chapter 6 of Shantideva’s A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life given at Sravasti Abbey from April 28 to May 6, 2009.

  • Preciousness of having the opportunity to engage in the Dharma
  • Capacity of the Buddha’s teaching to ennoble beings, even those who have committed the most powerful negative karma
  • Explanation of Shantideva’s Chapter 6
    • Disadvantages of anger (anger can destroy virtue accumulated through eons, makes one miserable, and destroys relationships)
    • How anger arises from unhappiness, which in turn arises from things perceived as undesirable

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01 Engaging in the Bodhisattva's Deeds Chapter 6 Verses 1-7 with Geshe Sopa 04-28-09

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