The defects of anger

The defects of anger

Part of an ongoing series of teachings based on Shantideva’s classic text, “Bodhisattvacharyavatara”, often translated as “Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds.” Venerable Thubten Chodron also refers to the outline of the commentary by Gyaltsab Dharma Rinchen and the commentary by the Abbot Dragpa Gyaltsen.

  • How our mind gets hooked, attributing faults
  • Disadvantages of holding grudges
  • Kindness of people who harm us
  • Anger destroys our virtue
  • Making an effort to meditate on fortitude
  • Anger takes away the opportunity for physical and mental wellbeing
  • Anger turns away our friends
  • The benefits of fortitude

56 Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds: The Defects of Anger (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.