BA6_22-33 Looking at the Nature of Things


With video BA6_22-33 Rinpoche gives his commentary on stanzas 22 to 33 of the Sixth Chapter of the Bodhicharyavatara. The second way to practice patience towards those who have given us pain and problems is by understanding the way things are; that everything is conditional and interdependently arising.

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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. 204-207.

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1 thought on “BA6_22-33 Looking at the Nature of Things

  1. Lynda

    Dear Rinpoche, I am struggling very hard to try to understand these stanzas! Do they imply that our usual way of perceiving other people is mostly deluded ie that we imagine others have harmful intentions towards us but there will be so many other factors involved that it does not make sense to be angry with them?
    Thank you Rinpoche for these amazing teachings

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