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<p style="margin-bottom: 6pt;">What would be the practical implications of caring more about others than about yourself? This is the radical theme of this extraordinary set of instructions, a training manual composed in the fourteenth century by the Buddhist hermit Ngulchu Thogme, here explained in detail by one of the great Tibetan Buddhist masters of the twentieth century, Dilgo Khyentse. <p style="margin-bottom: 6pt;">In the Mahayana tradition, those who have the courage to undertake the profound change of attitude required to develop true compassion are called bodhisattvas. Their great resolve&#8212;to consider others needs as paramount, and thus to attain enlightenment for the sake of all living creatures&#8212;carries them beyond the limits imposed by the illusions of “I” and “mine,” culminating in the direct realization of reality, transcending dualistic notions of self and other. <p style="margin-bottom: 6pt;">This classic text presents ways that we can work with our own hearts and minds, starting wherever we find ourselves now, to unravel our small-minded preoccupations and discover our own potential for compassion, love, and wisdom. Many generations of Buddhist practitioners have been inspired by these teachings, and the great masters of all traditions have written numerous commentaries. Dilgo Khyentses commentary is probably his most extensive recorded teaching on Mahayana practice.

For more information about the author, Dilgo Khyentse, visit his website at <a title="www.shechen.org" target="_blank" href="www.shechen.org">www.shechen.org</a>.

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What would be the practical implications of caring more about others than about yourself? This is the radical theme of this extraordinary set of instructions, a training manual composed in the fourteenth century by the Buddhist hermit Ngulchu Thogme, here explained in detail by one of the great Tibetan Buddhist masters of the twentieth century, Dilgo Khyentse. In the Mahayana tradition, those who have the courage to undertake the profound change of attitude required to develop true compassion are called bodhisattvas. Their great resolveto consider others needs as paramount, and thus to attain enlightenment for the sake of all living creaturescarries them beyond the limits imposed by the illusions of “I” and “mine,” culminating in the direct realization of reality, transcending dualistic notions of self and other. This classic text presents ways that we can work with our own hearts and minds, starting wherever we find ourselves now, to unravel our small-minded preoccupations and discover our own potential for compassion, love, and wisdom. Many generations of Buddhist practitioners have been inspired by these teachings, and the great masters of all traditions have written numerous commentaries. Dilgo Khyentses commentary is probably his most extensive recorded teaching on Mahayana practice.

For more information about the author, Dilgo Khyentse, visit his website at www.shechen.org.

About the Author

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (1910–1991) was a highly accomplished meditation master, scholar, and poet, and a principal holder of the Nyingma lineage. His extraordinary depth of realization enabled him to be, for all who met him, a foundation of loving-kindness, wisdom, and compassion. A dedicated exponent of the nonsectarian Rime movement, Khyentse Rinpoche was respected by all schools of Tibetan Buddhism and taught many eminent teachers, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He tirelessly worked to uphold the Dharma through the publication of texts, the building of monasteries and stupas, and by offering instruction to thousands of people throughout the world. His writings in Tibetan fill twenty-five volumes.

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9781590304570
Author:
Khyentse, Dilgo
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Shambhala Publications
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Ricard, Mattieu
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Padmakara Translation Group
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Khyentse, Dilgo
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Rab-Gsal-Zla-Ba
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Ricard, Mattieu
Author:
Padmakara Translation Group
Subject:
Spiritual life
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Buddhism
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Buddhism - General
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Spiritual life -- Buddhism.
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Enlightenment (Buddhism) -- Requisites.
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Religion Eastern-Buddhism
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20070531
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256
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For more information about the author, Dilgo Khyentse, visit his website at www.shechen.org.

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