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A bodhisattva’s humility

130 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.

  • Feedback and criticism
  • Using criticism to develop humility
  • Our real enemy is the self-centered thought
  • Verses 105 and 106: Accepting one’s suffering to eradicate the suffering of others
  • Verse 107: A bodhisattva loves to pacify the pain of others
  • Verse 108: The joy of freeing others from suffering
  • Verse 109: Working for others with humility and without hope of reward
  • Verse 110: Just as I protect myself I should protect others
  • Verse 111: The basis of I comes from others

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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.

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