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Chapter 6: Verses 87-97

Chapter 6: Verses 87-97

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.

  • Benefits of studying Chapter 6
  • Review of Verses 80-87 on working with jealousy
  • Why rejoicing in somebody else’s misery is inappropriate and how jealousy harms us more than others
  • Why praise and fame are ineffectual and not beneficial for bringing us mental happiness this lifetime and the next
  • The things we do for fame
  • Cultivating fortitude helps our mind to endure criticism
  • Appropriateness of feeling happy when others are praised
  • 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.