Chapter 6: Patience
How to cultivate the Paramita of Patience: the different kinds of Patience.
Rinpoche starts this session by reminding us that the situation we face now requires that we keep ourselves grounded and continue to keep practising, to develop the qualities as we have always been doing. Although danger is now more apparent, in another way, circumstances haven’t changed. We need the same vigilance.
He lists the 72 objects of our patience and asks that we extend our awareness to the immediate causes and conditions behind situations that test our patience, to try
to understand the suffering of a person when we feel tested and to try to see what is causing them to behave in a particular way.
When we observe from this broader perspective, we are also practising the first three Paramitas, which in turn will help us to practise patience.
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