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Chapter 6: Verses 144-149

Chapter 6: Verses 144-149

Antidotes to the disturbing emotions that steal our happiness and lead only to suffering. Venerable Thubten Chodron gave additional talks on this chapter of Aryadeva’s Four Hundred Stanzas on the Middle Way at the Kurukulla Center in Boston, Massachusetts, from March 29-30, 2014.

  • Understanding the inappropriateness of anger and the benefits of fortitude when faced with disagreeable circumstances or harm
  • Seeing that anger destroys virtue and fortitude is a source of virtue
  • Developing fortitude does not mean you let others harm you, but you can respond without anger

22 Aryadeva’s 400 Stanzas: Verses 144-149 (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.