BA6_12-21 Forbearance of Suffering


With video BA6_12-21 Ringu Tulku gives a commentary on stanzas 12 to 21 of the Sixth Chapter of the Bodhicharyavatara. This starts the detailed explanation on the actual practice of patience, which Rinpoche first outlines. Then, the first subsection to go through is how to practice patience towards those who have given us pain and problems. There are three ways to do so, and the first of them is forbearing the sufferings.

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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. 202-204.

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4 thoughts on “BA6_12-21 Forbearance of Suffering

  1. Lynda

    Dear Rinpoche, thank you for these teachings. I am already finding it helpful to remember to be patient at times when I would usually react to something. I have a question about karma in connection with stanza 12. When you describe how suffering can have a positive aspect in that it creates renunciation, does that mean that amongst the negative causes and conditions that give rise to suffering, there must also be some positive causes and conditions that bring about the possibility of change?
    Thank you Rinpoche and all good wishes

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