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Chapter 6: Verses 10-12

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.

  • Appreciation for difficult people and situations that help us work on our anger
  • Transforming difficulties into the path
  • We can transform our emotional response to have a happy mind and practice the Dharma everywhere
  • Our happiness and our misery depend more on what’s happening inside our mind
  • Eight worldly concerns and their role in causing us anger
  • Fortitude of willingly accepting suffering
  • Without suffering there is no renunciation of cyclic existence

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.