Ringu Tulku Rinpoche
Teachings on Bodhicharyavatara
Chapter 6: Patience
Stanzas 127 and 133-134
Rinpoche returns to stanzas 127 and 133 which he says contain critical instructions: The Dalai Lama has said if you want to help yourself intelligently, you must serve sentient beings. Serving others is the surest path to enlightenment, give you a purpose, help you to feel good about yourself and is the way to the end of suffering. Even the smallest gesture will make a difference. If everyone behaved in the same way, putting others first, all the peoples in the world would be out of suffering, living in heaven.
Rinpoche tells the story relating how the first king came into being, and how taxes became part of the social fabric of society, for the benefit of everyone. Beginning the final stanza of this chapter, he lists the karmic benefits of practising Patience.
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