Ringu Tulku Rinpoche
Teachings on Bodhicharyavatara
Chapter 6: Patience
Stanzas 104-108 delve more deeply into examining the causes and conditions that affect how a person who I consider an enemy and an obstruction to my practice of patience, can actually be the object of my practise for developing patience. For example, for me to practise generosity, there must be someone in need, someone to provide the right condition for that act of giving. Similarly with Patience, if there is no hindrance, where is the opportunity to develop Patience? Not only that, but I should offer or dedicate the fruits of my progress on the path to enlightenment first to those objects of my practice, because I could not have developed or progressed on the path without their intervention. They are a cause for my spiritual development.
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