Jul 4, 2020
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines patience as: the ability to remain calm when dealing with a difficult or annoying situation, task, or person. Everyone has different triggers that cause them to become upset, annoyed or furious, but, like any ability we possess, the capacity to remain calm can be cultivated with practice. This episode is part of a series on patience as we explore the chapter called “Anger” in the Dhammapada, a collection of the teachings Buddha gave as he walked from town to town 2,500 years ago.
Conquer anger with non-anger;
Conquer wickedness with goodness;
Conquer stinginess with goodness
And a liar with the truth. (Verse 223)
—Buddha, The Dhammapada
Links and References
Buddha.The Dhammapada. Translated by Gil Fronsdale. Shambala, Boston and London, 2011, pp.59.
Je Tsongkhapa. Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment, by Je Tsongkhapa, Volume 2. Translated by the Lamrim Chenmo Translation Committee. Joshua Cutler, Editor-in-Chief, and Guy Newlan, Editor, pp 160-163.