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Chapter 6: Verses 12-16

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.

  • Mental strength in the face of adversity
  • Three kinds of fortitude
  • Practicing fortitude is important to decrease anger over time and progress on the path to awakening
  • The fortitude of willingly accepting suffering
  • Frequent causes of anger and suffering
  • How suffering helps us develop the mind of renunciation
  • Courage of practicing the path
  • Questions and answers

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.