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For the Benefit of All Beings: A Commentary on the Way of the Bodhisattva (Shambhala Classics)

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ISBN13: 9781590306932
ISBN10: 1590306937
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The Dalai Lama explains how to follow the spiritual path of the bodhisattva by commenting on a beloved Tibetan Buddhist text.

Many people consider the Dalai Lama to be a living embodiment of the spiritual ideal of the bodhisattva–someone who dedicates their life to freeing all beings from suffering and confusion. Here this beloved teacher presents a detailed manual of practical philosophy based on the best-known text of Mahayana Buddhism, The Way of the Bodhisattva (Bodhicharyavatara). He explains and amplifies the text, illuminating its message of putting others before oneself and showing how anyone can develop a truly “good heart.” This book was previously published under the title A Flash of Lightning in the Dark of Night.

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The fourteenth Dalai Lama, a living embodiment of the bodhisattva ideal, presents here detailed practical guidance based on sections of The Way of the Bodhisattva by Shantideva, the best-known text of Mahayana Buddhism. The Dalai Lama explains this classic and beloved work, showing how anyone can develop a truly "good heart" and the aspiration for the enlightenment of all beings. In this book, the Dalai Lama's profound knowledge is evident—the result of extensive training. Here he shares his extraordinary insight into the human condition and what it means to be a responsible and caring person. This book was previously published under the title A Flash of Lightning in the Dark of Night

About the Author

His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is the head of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile in Dharamsala, India. He is the author of numerous best-selling Buddhist books. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, honorary Canadian citizenship in 2006, and the United States Congressional Gold Medal in 2007.

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odijooonpurpose, December 17, 2010 (view all comments by odijooonpurpose)
This commentary on a classic by Shantideva by one of our great spiritual minds, gave me many moments to pause and look at how something written hundred's of years ago, still has relevance in my life. I found myself loving some passages & HATING some (those passages had lessons for me!). I've grown from reading this -- I loved reading this next to Pema Chodron's (more formidable in size) commentary on the same text (called _No time to Loose_ I think. Both are different and both inspiring. Read 'em side by side!?
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781590306932
Author:
Dalai Lama
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications
Translator:
Padmakara Translation Group
Foreword by:
Wangyal, Tulku Pema
Foreword:
Wangyal, Tulku Pema
Author:
Lama, Dalai
Author:
Padmakara Translation Group
Author:
Bstan-Dzin-Rgya
Subject:
Buddhism - General
Subject:
Mahayana buddhism
Subject:
Doctrines
Subject:
Mahayana Buddhism -- Doctrines.
Subject:
Santideva
Subject:
Buddhism - Tibetan
Subject:
Buddhism
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Tibetan Buddhism
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Shambhala Classics
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.80x5.90x.60 in. .60 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The fourteenth Dalai Lama, a living embodiment of the bodhisattva ideal, presents here detailed practical guidance based on sections of The Way of the Bodhisattva by Shantideva, the best-known text of Mahayana Buddhism. The Dalai Lama explains this classic and beloved work, showing how anyone can develop a truly "good heart" and the aspiration for the enlightenment of all beings. In this book, the Dalai Lama's profound knowledge is evident—the result of extensive training. Here he shares his extraordinary insight into the human condition and what it means to be a responsible and caring person. This book was previously published under the title A Flash of Lightning in the Dark of Night
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