Attachment and 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.

  • Do two wrongs really make a right?
  • Causes for the harm we receive
  • Doing practices that create merit and developing loving thoughts for others
  • Removing the fuel of attachment from the fire of anger
  • Giving up what makes us cling to bitter feelings
  • Enduring minor suffering now to learn to endure lower rebirths
  • Is anger ever useful for us and others?
  • How poor reputation affects our capacity to benefit others

68 Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds: Attachment and 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.