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Chapter 7: Verses 15-30

Chapter 7: Verses 15-30

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.

  • Real Dharma practice is transforming the mind and opposing the afflictions
  • Abandoning the laziness of being busy
  • Opposing the laziness of despondency
  • Enduring discomfort in practicing the path leads to good results
  • The Buddha’s skillful way of teaching generosity
  • The great benefit of bodhicitta

Chapter 7: Verses 15-30 (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.