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.

  • Negative karma we create harming others and ourselves to fulfill our desires
  • Are we really happy when we get even?
  • Is sulking helpful?
  • Benefits of leaving jealousy behind
  • How we project nonexistent qualities and happiness on others
  • Should we trust others’ opinions about us?
  • Why get jealous if people find worldly respect?
  • What is more important in our life: begrudging worldly happiness or generating bodhicitta?
  • Rejoicing in others’ good qualities

69 Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds: Jealousy (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.