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Chapter 6: Verses 112-118

Chapter 6: Verses 112-118

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.

  • Background of the text and author
  • Fortitude is cultivating a strong mind that can be firm and open when confronting adversity
  • When we’re angry we are the chief person who is harmed by our anger
  • Anger is not necessary to recognize and correct an injustice
  • We need sentient beings in order to develop fortitude and a loving mind
  • Why we need sentient beings in order to become enlightened
  • Compassion does not mean we continue to let people do harmful actions

Chapter 6: Verses 112-118 (download)

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.

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