Ken McLeod continues his commentary on the 37 Practices of the Bodhisattva with the 15th verse. Watch the other videos here.
Even if someone humiliates you and denounces you
In front of a crowd of people,
Think of this person as your teacher
And humbly honor him—this is the practice of a bodhisattva.
Thus verse deals with shame. We feel shame, in part, because of a strong negative self-image that seems to be validated by an event. How have you overcome feelings of shame?
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