BA6_67-75 Having Patience When Our Loved Ones Are Harmed. Part 2.


With this video (BA6_67-75) Ringu Tulku explains how the negative actions are done out of ignorance. It’s up to us to end this spiral, which otherwise could go on for generations.

If I react with patience and loving kindness instead of hatred, then, even if that requires some sacrifice now, it will prevent more problems in the long run, and contribute to happiness of everybody. At least, I have started a more positive way of life for myself. If I can do this, I should rejoice. That’s the true dharma practice. This is Rinpoche’s commentary on stanzas 67 to 75 of the Sixth Chapter of the Bodhicharyavatara.

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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 section. Further recommended reading: the commentary book by Kunzang Pelden (Khenpo Kunpal), The Nectar of Manjushri’s Speech, p. 214-216.

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3 thoughts on “BA6_67-75 Having Patience When Our Loved Ones Are Harmed. Part 2.

  1. Lynda

    Dear Rinpoche
    Thank you for your very inspiring comments on these stanzas. I have a question about stanza 68. Does this mean that if someone does something bad to you, and you react to this by getting angry, that in fact you yourself must have done bad things in the past because you are so ready to react in an angry way now, that is, because of your own negative karma? Therefore this would in fact be a stronger cause of your anger than the other person’s current action?
    I also have another question; how can I best strengthen my sense of purpose in order to become more patient and less reactive in problematic situations? I do feel very inspired to do this but when a difficult situation actually arises it can be hard to remain patient and overcome angry feelings.
    kind regards and deep gratitude for the shedra teachings

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