Bodhicharyavatara Chapter 6 Outline

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Bodhicharyavatara Chapter Six - topical outline based on Nectar of Manjushri's Speech, a commentary by Khenpo Kunpal.

Chapter title: Patience

I. OVERCOMING ANGER (1-10)

II. CULTIVATING PATIENCE

A. Identifying the objects of patience (11)

B. Cultivating patience

1. Cultivating patience towards what we do not want

a. Cultivating patience towards what brings us suffering
i. The patience of accepting suffering (12-21)
ii. Patience that consists of certainty with regard to the ultimate reality of things (22-33)
iii. The patience of making light of what causes harm (34-51)
b. Cultivating patience toward those who insult and abuse us (52-63)
c. Cultivating patience toward those who mistreat the ones we love (64-75)
d. Cultivating patience when good things happen to our enemies (76-86)

2. Cultivating patience towards whatever prevents us from getting what we want

a. Cultivating patience with what prevents unpleasant things from happening to our enemies (87-89)
b. Cultivating patience with those who prevent us and our friends from getting what we want (90-111)

III. RESPECTING ALL SENTIENT BEINGS

A. Respecting sentient beings, considering them as a field of merit (112-118)

B. Respecting beings by considering how it pleases the buddhas (119-127)

C. Respecting sentient beings by considering the results of benefitting and harming them (128-134)