A Guide To The Bodhisattva Way Of Life

Author : Santideva
ISBN : 1559398027
Genre : Religion
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Offers insight upon insight as to the way a life should be led.'--Library Journal
Category: Religion

Shantideva S Guide To The Bodhisattva S Way Of Life

Author : Śāntideva
ISBN : 9780948006883
Genre : Philosophy
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This famous and universally loved poem for daily living has inspired many generations of Buddhists and non-Buddhists since it was first composed in the 8th century by the famous Indian Buddhist master Shantideva. This new translation, made under the guidance of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, conveys the great lucidity and poetic beauty of the original, while preserving its full impact and spiritual insight. Reading these verses slowly, while contemplating their meaning, has a profoundly liberating effect on the mind. The poem invokes special positive states of mind, moves us from suffering and conflict to happiness and peace, and gradually introduces us to the entire Mahayana Buddhist path to enlightenment.
Category: Philosophy

A Guide To The Bodhisattva S Way Of Life

Author : Śāntideva
ISBN : 8185102597
Genre : Bodhisattva stages (Mahayana Buddhism)
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A new and precise verse rendition of one of Mahayana Buddhism's finest poetic treatise concerning the bodhisattva's practise and traning. The translation by Stephen Batchelor is based upon a commentary by the 14th century Tibetan saint Thogme Zangpo.
Category: Bodhisattva stages (Mahayana Buddhism)

For The Benefit Of All Beings

Author : Dalai Lama
ISBN : 0834824116
Genre : Religion
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The fourteenth Dalai Lama, a living embodiment of the bodhisattva ideal, presents 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.
Category: Religion

Meaningful To Behold

Author : Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
ISBN : 8120817273
Genre : Bodhisattvas
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A Bodhisattva is someone who has resolved to liberate all living beings from suffering by fulfilling his or her full spiritual potential. Many people have the compassionate wish to benefit others, but few understand how to make this wish effective in their daily life. In this highly acclaimed explanation of the great Buddhist classic, Guide to the Bodhisattva`a Way of Life, Geshe Kelsang shows how we can develop and maintain the supremely compassionate motivation of a Bodhisattva, and how we can then engage in the actual practices that provide the greatest benefit to others and lead to the attainment of full enlightenment.
Category: Bodhisattvas

Verwandle Dein Leben

Author : Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
ISBN : 3908543177
Genre : Buddhist meditations
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Category: Buddhist meditations

Practicing Wisdom

Author : Dalai Lama
ISBN : 9780861717484
Genre : Religion
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Like the bestselling A Flash of Lightning in the Dark of the Night, Practicing Wisdom focuses on Shantideva's Way of the Bodhisattva. While the former includes only a brief introduction to Shantideva's complex and crucial ninth chapter on insight, Practicing Wisdom is a full and detailed follow-up commentary, making it an invaluable statement on the fundamental concept behind Buddhist thought and practice. Shantideva says at the beginning of the final chapter of his Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life: "All branches of the Buddha's teachings are taught for the sake of wisdom. If you wish to bring an end to suffering, you must develop wisdom." Shantideva's ninth chapter is revered in Tibetan Buddhist circles as one of the most authoritative expositions of the Buddha's core insight, and all other Buddhist practices are means to support the generation of this wisdom within the practitioner. In Practicing Wisdom, the Dalai Lama reaffirms his reputation as a great scholar, communicator, and embodiment of the Buddha's Way by illuminating Shantideva's verses, drawing on contrasting commentaries from the Nyingma and Gelug lineages, and leading the reader through the stages of insight up to the highest view of emptiness. These teachings, delivered in southern France in 1993, have been masterfully translated, edited, and annotated by Geshe Thupten Jinpa, the Dalai Lama's primary translator and founder of the Institute of Tibetan Classics.
Category: Religion