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It’s unreasonable to be angry

It’s unreasonable to be angry

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.

  • Developing fortitude for those who harm us
  • Why it is unreasonable to be angry with people whose nature is to cause harm
  • Does anger accomplish important goals in our spiritual practice?
  • Practicing effective methods to counteract anger
  • Understanding how afflictions are rooted in ignorance
  • Must we always interpret harm as harm?

64 Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds: It’s Unreasonable to be Angry (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.