Chapter 6: Verses 27-38

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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.

  • Not getting angry does not mean we do not interfere if someone does something harmful
  • Refuting the non-Buddhist view that causes with self-power, such as soul or primal substance, exist
  • Everything that produces suffering depends on other factors affected by other factors
  • Understanding dependent arising and emptiness of inherent existence overcomes ignorance at the root of our suffering
  • The need to counteract anger
  • How forgiving others benefits us
  • Cultivating the fortitude of being indifferent to harm
  • Developing compassion for people who do us harm out of ignorance
  • Questions and answers
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