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Fortitude for those who cause harm

Fortitude for those who cause harm

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.

  • Review of Verses 27 – 32
  • Designating a person on the basis of impersonal phenomena
  • Is there an independent I controlling our emotions?
  • How our behavior and habits depend on conditions
  • Cultivating fortitude for those who cause harm
  • Is getting angry our only choice?

63 Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds: Fortitude for Those Who Cause Harm (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.