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Compassion for difficult people

149 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. Additional texts referred to include the outline of the commentary by Gyaltsab Dharma Rinchen and the commentary by the Abbot Dragpa Gyaltsen.

  • Chapter 6, verses 3-6: Compassion for those with anger in their mind
  • Chapter 6, verses 22-25: Shifting the blame to the anger, not the person
  • Chapter 6, verse 41: Afflictions lead to harmful actions
  • Guided meditation on compassion for difficult people
  • Chapter 2, verses 28-31: Acknowledging our nonvirtue
  • Chapter 5, verse 34: Working with our mind when afflictions arise
  • Chapter 5, verses 48-54: Remaining like a piece of wood when afflictions arise
  • Chapter 7, verses 60-62: Protecting ourselves from the afflictions
  • Chapter 5, verse 24: Calming our mind when afflictions arise
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