BA6_76-86 Having Patience When People Do Good to Our Enemies


After a successful summer tour Ringu Tulku is now again continuing the video teachings on the Bodhicharyavatara. With this video (BA6_76-86) Rinpoche gives a commentary on the section of cultivating patience towards those who are doing something good for the people we regard as our enemies. This section is covered by stanzas 76 to 86 of the Sixth Chapter of the Bodhicharyavatara.

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A transcript of this teaching can be downloaded here. The audio, the audio translations in different languages and the transcript of this teaching are 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. 216-219.

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2 thoughts on “BA6_76-86 Having Patience When People Do Good to Our Enemies

  1. trish

    Thank you Rinpoche for these very clear and accessible teachings. I’m on chapter 4. Thank you also to the Online Shedra team and all participants for comments and questions which have also been so helpful for me. My wish is that Rinpoche you may stay long with us in this and future lives to help us all to understand and practice The Way of The Bodhisattva to the best of our abilities for the benefit of all beings.. My question is I tend to be more conscious of the negativity in my mind and my negative actions and to minimise the positive aspects and positive actions. I seem to have fear about giving too much attention the positive because it may cause a sense of pride that is not useful. Could you please comment?

  2. Lynda

    Dear Rinpoche, it is great to have the Shedra again. These teachings are so clear and helpful. If I find in myself jealous or envious feelings such as you describe here is it simply a matter of seeing them for what they are and letting them go or is it also necessary to generate positive feelings to replace the negative ones even though this doesn’t happen spontaneously?
    Thank you Rinpoche and warmest wishes

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