Chapter 6: Verses 17-26

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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.

  • Real suffering comes from our mind rejecting the situation
  • We have a choice what mental attitude to maintain when faced with mental or physical suffering
  • The real heroes are those who developed fortitude and conquered the real causes of our misery
  • Real courage does not mean having a strong body but having a strong mind
  • Benefits of going through suffering
  • Learning fortitude from our spiritual mentors and good role models
  • The fortitude of definitely thinking about the Dharma
  • Both sickness and mental afflictions arise due to causes and conditions and not under their own power
  • Questions and answers
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