Ringu Tulku Rinpoche
Teachings on Bodhicharyavatara
Chapter 6: patience
In this session, Rinpoche talks about placing the focus for our Patience onto situations where we or our loved ones are experiencing negativity from others––even while we are attempting to do something that could be seen as praiseworthy. Most of us enjoy admiration and recognition, but is it in our best interests to dwell on the bad will of others and let it dominate our mind-state? How should we respond when one person attempts to turn others against us through making defamatory remarks or otherwise physically obstructs us, should we retaliate with anger or does that just feed fuel to the fire?
It is not through anger and hatred, which will only serve to work against us, but through remaining patient, being true to ourselves and keeping positive intention firmly in mind that will be of benefit in the long run.
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