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Aggression, arrogance and grudges

139 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 our mind works when we’re angry
  • Verse 166: One should not be dominating and aggressive
  • Verses 167 and 168: The self-centered thought is not our friend
  • Verse 169: The determination to overcome self-centered thought
  • Verses 170-172: Giving up self-centeredness and working for the benefit of others
  • Verse 173: If one wants to be protected, one should protect others
  • Questions and comments

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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.