A teaching on the harmfulness of anger and hatred; tracing the arising of anger.
Series: Engaging in the Bodhisattva's Deeds with Geshe Lhundup Sopa (2009)
Commentary on Chapter 6 of Shantideva’s Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds given at Sravasti Abbey from April 28 to May 6, 2009.
An explanation of anger as an enemy and the special quality of patience. Teaching the first kind of patience—taking in voluntarily whatever harms.
Grasping at a self that doesn’t exist; one’s own egotistic view is one’s real enemy.
Contemplating precious human life and the third kind of patience—the patience of not retaliating
The disadvantages of anger in this and future lives.
How to work with the mind of anger and apply antidotes.
The advantages of restraining the mind from anger.
The far-reaching practice of fortitude.