Chapter 7: Verses 59-76

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The completion of 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.

  • The four factors of joyous effort we want to build-up
  • Self-confidence is needed for the the second factor, steadfastness
  • The difference between self-confidence and self-importance
  • Steadfastness in dealing with disturbing emotions
  • The third factor of joyous effort, joy
  • Cultivating joy in our Dharma practice and creating merit
  • The fourth factor of joyous effort, rest
  • Being diligent in dealing with the mental afflictions
  • Questions
    • Should you promote yourself and your abilities to do some beneficial work?
    • What if by giving you put yourself in debt?

Shantideva Chapter 7: Verses 59-76 (download)

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