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Pushed by our afflictions

Pushed by our afflictions

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 anger prevents us from seeing situations realistically and beneficially
  • Meeting emergencies with a lucid mind
  • Disregarding habitual tendencies that make us act inappropriately
  • Seeing good qualities in suffering
  • Does anger arise under its own power?
  • Creating the causes for the qualities we want to have

61 Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds: Pushed By Our Afflictions (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.

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