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Chapter 7: Verses 1-15

Chapter 7: Verses 1-15

Chapter 7: “The Perfection of Joyous Effort”. Part of a series of teachings on Shantideva’s Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, organized by Pureland Marketing, Singapore.

  • Background on text and Shantideva
  • Finding joy in what is virtuous
  • The three kinds of laziness that interfere with joyous effort
  • Acknowledging our mortality motivates us to practice the Dharma
  • The importance of practicing while we have the opportunity
  • Putting forth the effort to create the causes for realizations

Chapter 7: Verses 1-15 (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.