BA6_11 The Object of Patience


With video BA6_11 Rinpoche gives a commentary on stanza 11 of the Sixth Chapter of the Bodhicharyavatara, which outlines the 72 objects of our practice of patience. Most of the times when we get angry or upset, one of these 72 things is the reason of our anger. We should try to understand this process and see whether it’s really of any use to get angry. Then we will be motivated to work on our patience and use the remedies that will be discussed in the following stanzas. This is how we cultivate our emotional intelligence.

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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. 201-202.

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2 thoughts on “BA6_11 The Object of Patience

  1. Lynda

    Thank you Rinpoche for this very clear and helpful teaching on stanza 11. Could you please clarify the difference between anger and hate as I am not sure that I understand how it is that you use each of them in slightly different contexts?
    kind regards

  2. Mariette van Lieshout

    Dear Rinpoche, thank you very much for your teachings. regarding the objects of anger: i am quite often angry with myself, and work with a lot of people for whom themselves seem to be the main object of their anger. is it that maybe in a roundabout way i am still angry with external objects? i think sometimes i am, or both at the same time. and should i apply the same means to work with this as with external objects of anger?
    sending you warm wishes, Mariette

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