Satyajyoti gives a talk on Ksanti, the patient forbearance that is the true antidote to anger and ill-will. She shares Santideva’s advice on learning to endure pain and discomfort so we can respond with an attitude of love in difficult circumstances. Exploring common causes of anger and resentment Satyajyoti also shares her own experience of working with these states and developing ksanti. We don’t need to cover the whole earth in leather; like sandals that protect our soles, by practicing ksanti we can meet situations with patience and kindness everywhere we go.
Part 6 in the ‘Path to Awakening’ Sangha night series at Sheffield Buddhist Centre.
Points for reflection and discussion:
How could practicing ksanti bring more joy to a particular situation in your life?
Can hatred ever pacify hatred or is it true that only love brings peace?
Read chapter 6 ‘Ksanti’ of the condensed Bodhicaryavatara (available on the Sangha Night section of the website at the time this talk was uploaded) to accompany this week’s talk.
Recorded at Sheffield Buddhist Centre 27.08.19