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Chapter 6: Verses 4-9

Chapter 6: Verses 4-9

Part of a series of teachings on Chapter 6: “The Perfection of Patience” from Shantideva’s Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, organized by Pureland Marketing, Singapore.

  • The disadvantages of anger
  • How holding on to grudges is a disservice to society
  • The advantages of fortitude: happiness now, good karma, and good rebirth
  • Preventing the cause of anger
  • Eradicating mental unhappiness which causes us harm
  • Advice on transforming our attitude to difficult situations and uncooperative people

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.