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Chapter 5: Verses 107-112

The qualities of bodhisattvas and how they train in all actions of body, speech, and mind to attain full awakening. Part of the series of talks on Aryadeva's Four Hundred Stanzas on the Middle Way.

  • How bodhisattvas skillfully guide students according to their dispositions, abilities, and interests
  • How bodhisattvas teach in a way that will not overwhelm individuals and how they are especially compassionate to those with strong afflictions
  • Cultivating the qualities of bodhisattvas through daily life experiences and difficulties

15 Aryadeva’s 400 Stanzas: Verses 107-112 (download)

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.