Chapter 6: Verses 39-66

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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.

  • How to stop our minds from getting reactive and upset when somebody harms our body or looks down on us
  • How we create negative karma in search of worldly gain that we can’t take with us into the next life
  • Long or short, our lives will be over one day, and seeking worldly happiness by creating negative karma is not appropriate
  • Our mental happiness comes from cultivating equanimity towards, and not attachment to, our worldly reputation or material gain
  • Getting angry at things interfering with our happiness just causes more unhappiness
  • How to stop anger at misdeeds done to the Dharma or our friends and relatives
  • Why anger towards people who harm our spiritual mentors or ruin monasteries is inappropriate
  • Questions and answers
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