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Chapter 6: Verses 119-126

Chapter 6: Verses 119-126

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.

  • Anger is not our friend, it does not bring happiness and causes us to harm others
  • Repaying the kindness of the buddhas by being kind to sentient beings
  • Benefiting sentient beings pleases the buddhas
  • Pleasing sentient beings does not mean we become a people-pleaser
  • The disadvantages of harming sentient beings and the benefits of respecting them
  • Seeing sentient beings as having the potential to become buddhas

Chapter 6: Verses 119-126 (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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