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Dispelling all suffering

126 Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds

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.

  • Looking at how we relate to other people
  • Verse 91: The analogy of the hand and the foot
  • Helping others in extremely risky situations
  • Verse 92: Due to conceiving of a real I, my suffering is unbearable
  • Verse 93: Suffering is suffering no matter whose it is
  • Verse 94: I should dispel the misery of others because it is suffering just like my own
  • Questions and answers

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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.