Chapter 6: Verses 39-51

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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.

  • Review of previous teachings on the text
  • Stopping the causes of anger
  • Relativity of our reaction to criticism depending on who it is aimed at
  • Contemplating one’s misdeeds when the undesirable happens
  • How our having taken this kind of body and clinging to it contributes to our suffering
  • How our actions and previously created negative karma, and not other people, create the causes of our suffering
  • Four ascetic practices
  • Questions and answers
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