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.
- Self-confidence—the second factor of joyous effort
- Helping others without enabling negative behavior
- Learning to conquer self-importance
- Self-confidence and determination help in overcoming obstacles
- Learning from failure and not giving up
- The difference between self-confidence and self-importance
Shantideva Chapter 7: Verses 50-58 (download)