Shantideva: The Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, Part 1 – Ep. 85

Shantideva is the author of one of the most studied texts in the Buddhist canon — A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life. In this episode, Professor Thurman reads from this text the verses dedicated to anger and patience or tolerance, and explains the meaning as he goes along. This is the first of a two-part episode on the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life.

This episode was recorded on October 20, 2015 in a class taught by Professor Thurman.


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