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Chapter 6: Verses 98-111

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.

  • Disadvantages of being attached to praise
  • Why we need people who disturb our happiness if we want to really practice the Dharma
  • How craving material possessions and respect keeps us bound in cyclic existence
  • Transforming anger at those who harm us or obstruct us getting merit
  • How our enemies give us the opportunity to practice fortitude
  • Why it makes sense to appreciate those who have no intent to benefit us
  • 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.