BA6_1-5 Patience


We are now starting the Sixth Chapter of the Bodhicharyavatara, Patience, with Rinpoche’s teaching on stanzas 1 to 5. Emotions of anger and hatred are regarded as the opposite of bodhichitta. In order to get rid of them we need to practice patience.

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The audio as well as the audio translations in different languages and the transcript of this teaching are all available on Chapter 6 page.

We are also studying the commentary transcript on Chapter 6, which you can download here and in the Library. Further recommended reading: the commentary book by Kunzang Pelden (Khenpo Kunpal), The Nectar of Manjushri’s Speech, p. 197-200.

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1 thought on “BA6_1-5 Patience

  1. Lynda

    Dear Rinpoche, I am trying to understand something you say in your commentary on stanza three on patience. I can see that feelings of hurt can give rise to anger, but are you saying that it is the aversion to feeling hurt that causes anger? If it is the latter, could you kindly say a little more about this? Could you also clarify the way in which Shantideva is using the concept of patience as I am not sure that I understand this?
    many thanks

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