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Way of the Bodhisattva (06 Edition)

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Treasured by Buddhists of all traditions, The Way of the Bodhisattva (Bodhicharyavatara) is a guide to cultivating the mind of enlightenment, and to generating the qualities of love, compassion, generosity, and patience. This text has been studied, practiced, and expounded upon in an unbroken tradition for centuries, first in India, and later in Tibet. Presented in the form of a personal meditation in verse, it outlines the path of the Bodhisattvas—those who renounce the peace of individual enlightenment and vow to work for the liberation of all beings and to attain buddhahood for their sake. 

This version, translated from the Tibetan, is a revision by the translators of the 1997 edition. Included are a foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, a new translator's preface, a thorough introduction, a note on the translation, and three appendices of commentary by the Nyingma master Kunzang Pelden.  

Synopsis:

The Bodhicharyavatara (literally, "An Entry into the Activities of Enlightenment") is one of the masterworks of Buddhist thought. Written in 8th century India, it outlines the path of the bodhisattvas, spiritual aspirants who vow to cultivate wisdom to help others. This work is offered here in a highly accessible and poetic translation from the Tibetan.

About the Author

Shantideva was a scholar in the eighth century from the monastic university Nalanda, one of the most celebrated centers of learning in ancient India. According to legend, Shantideva was greatly inspired by the celestial bodhisattva Manjushri, from whom he secretly received teachings and great insights. Yet as far as the other monks could tell, there was nothing special about Shantideva. In fact, he seemed to do nothing but eat and sleep. In an attempt to embarrass him, the monks forced Shantideva's hand by convincing him to publicly expound on the scriptures. To the amazement of all in attendance that day, Shantideva delivered the original and moving verses of the Bodhicharyavatara. When he reached verse thirty-four of the ninth chapter, he began to rise into the sky, until he at last disappeared. Following this, Shantideva became a great teacher.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781590303887
Author:
Shantideva And Padmakara Translation Group
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications
Translator:
Padmakara Translation Group
Foreword by:
His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Foreword:
His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Author:
Shantideva
Subject:
Doctrines
Subject:
Mahayana buddhism
Subject:
Buddhism - General
Subject:
Mahayana Buddhism -- Doctrines.
Subject:
Buddhism
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Buddhism
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Shambhala Classics
Publication Date:
20060931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.90x6.30x.66 in. .76 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The Bodhicharyavatara (literally, "An Entry into the Activities of Enlightenment") is one of the masterworks of Buddhist thought. Written in 8th century India, it outlines the path of the bodhisattvas, spiritual aspirants who vow to cultivate wisdom to help others. This work is offered here in a highly accessible and poetic translation from the Tibetan.
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