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Declaring my faults & praising others

138 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.

  • Review of verses 157 and 158
  • Verse 159: Abandoning attachment and benefiting others
  • Verse 160: Why am I not envious of myself?
  • Verse 161: Examining our faults
  • Verse 162: Openly admitting our faults
  • Verses 163 and 164: I shall praise others qualities but not my own
  • Verse 165: Taking on the harms you caused to 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.