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Chapter 6: Verses 66-86

Chapter 6: Verses 66-86

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.

  • Stopping anger through fortitude that is indifferent to harm
  • Strive to do actions with a kind motivation and loving thoughts
  • The benefits of fortitude
  • Developing courage in the face of hardship
  • Stopping anger at the good done to our enemies
  • Disadvantages of jealousy and benefits of rejoicing in others’ being praised
  • Wishing all beings to be happy and attain full awakening, we should rejoice when others find worldly happiness
  • Our anger and jealousy destroy our bodhicitta, the principal cause for awakening
  • Through our anger we destroy causes of our own happiness
  • How competing for virtue is non-virtuous
  • 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.