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Shantideva Had No Friends (video)

I told the story of the monk Shantideva, who wrote the classic text “The Way of the Bodhisattva”.
We can all find some inspiration in his story.

Shantideva was not a popular guy. He lived at a monastic college with 500 other men and had no friends. Everyone thought he was a lazy jerk and they looked for creative ways to bully him. They were wrong about him. They thought they could make him so embarrassed that he would leave forever. Instead they got one of the greatest spiritual teachings of all time, The Way of the Bodhisattva.

Podcast version:

https://anchor.fm/daniel-scharpenburg/embed/episodes/Shantideva-Had-No-Friends-e10ib12

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Daniel is a union labor activist by day and a meditation teacher by night.

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