Chapter 7: Verses 31-49

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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.

  • Overcoming the three types of laziness that oppose joyous effort
  • The four factors that compose joyous effort
  • Aspiration—The first factor
  • Living up to our potential and using the opportunity of a precious human rebirth
  • Having an interest in virtue
  • Practicing virtue and abandoning nonvirtue
  • Self-confidence—the second factor
  • Applying self-confidence to develop virtue and overcome disturbing emotions

Shantideva Chapter 7: Verses 31-49 (download)

Ven Thubten Chodron – Aspiring of Awakening (Encaging of Bodhisattva's Deeds 01

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