The Way of the Bodhisattva Book PDF

The Way of the Bodhisattva

  • Author : Shantideva
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre : Religion
  • Pages : 361
  • ISBN : 9781590306147

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The Way of the Bodhisattva Book Description :

This timeless text of Indo-Tibetan Buddhism has been widely studied and respected for more than a thousand years in all the schools of Tibetan Buddhism, and it is considered one of the great teaching texts of Mahayana Buddhism as well. An exposition of the path of a bodhisattva, a being who puts others before himself, it describes the spiritual path of turning away from selfish concerns and vowing to work for the enlightenment of all beings.

Entering the Way of the Bodhisattva Book PDF

Entering the Way of the Bodhisattva

  • Author : Shantideva
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Genre : Mahayana Buddhism
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781611808629

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Entering the Way of the Bodhisattva Book Description :

This modern translation of an essential Mahayana Buddhist text captures the meaning and musicality of Shantideva's original verse and provides readers with an accessible guide to its profound depths. This is a fresh translation of, and commentary on, Entering the Way of the Bodhisattva, perhaps the most renowned and thorough articulation of the bodhisattva path. Written by the eighth-century Indian monk Shantideva, Entering the Way of the Bodhisattva is a guide to becoming a bodhisattva, someone who is dedicated to achieving enlightenment in order to benefit all beings. Accomplished translator Khenpo David Karma Choephel communicates the power of Shantideva's insights through careful attention to both the meaning and the rhythmic pulse of each stanza, all the while providing necessary context and practical advice for modern readers. After presenting the full translation, Khenpo David Karma Choephel then introduces readers to the text, explaining the key points of each chapter with clarity and wisdom. Combining a uniquely poetic translation with detailed analysis, this book is a comprehensive guide to developing oneself in service of others. Teachings that have been at the heart of Mahayana practice for centuries are given new life, and the supporting commentary makes the text accessible and applicable to practitioners. Readers interested in the bodhisattva path will find this a comprehensive resource filled with captivating verse and incisive interpretations.

The Way of the Bodhisattva Book PDF

The Way of the Bodhisattva

  • Author : Śāntideva
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre : Religion
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN : 1590303881

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The Way of the Bodhisattva Book Description :

This essential text of Mahayana Buddhism has been written about by many major Buddhist teachers, including the Dalai Lama and Pema Ch dr n. Composed in the eighth century by the Indian sage Shantideva, it is studied today by Buddhists of most schools and is considered a masterwork of world religion. In this edition, the translation has been refined to bring it closer to the original work. Also included is a new translators' preface

The Bodhisattva Guide Book PDF

The Bodhisattva Guide

  • Author : H.H. the Dalai Lama
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2018-02-27
  • Genre : Religion
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9780834841284

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The Bodhisattva Guide Book Description :

The Dalai Lama's indispensable commentary on a beloved Tibetan Buddhist text--now in the Shambhala Pocket Library series. One of the most beloved of all Buddhist texts, The Way of the Bodhisattva is a practical guide to generating the qualities of love, compassion, generosity, and patience. In this commentary on key sections of the text, the Dalai Lama shows how any of us can develop a truly “good heart,” and why aspiring toward the happiness and enlightenment of others is central to any genuinely spiritual path. His Holiness’s profound wisdom—the result of a lifetime of practice and study—shines brilliantly throughout this extraordinary book. This book was previously published with the title For the Benefit of All Beings.

The Way of the Bodhisattva Book PDF

The Way of the Bodhisattva

  • Author : Śāntideva
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre : Mahayana Buddhism
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN : UVA:X004096607

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The Way of the Bodhisattva Book Description :

The Way of the Bodhisattva (or Bodhicharyavatara, literally "An Entry into the Activities of Enlightenment") is one of the great classics of Mahayana Buddhism. Presented in the form of a personal meditation in verse, it outlines the path of the bodhisattvas - those beings who, turning aside from the sufferings of the world of samsara, nevertheless renounce the peace of individual salvation and vow to work for the deliverance of all beings, and to attain enlightenment for their sake. Originally written in India in Sanskrit, the text first appeared in Tibetan translation soon after its composition in the eighth century. The fact that it has been expounded, studied, and practiced in Tibet in an unbroken tradition lends the Tibetan version of this classic a particular authority. The present translation has therefore been rendered from the Tibetan, following a commentary by the Nyingma master Kunzang Pelden, renowned for its thoroughness, clarity, and accessibility. Shantideva begins with a celebration of the mind of enlightenment, explaining in detail how this is cultivated. There are chapters devoted to the transcendent perfections of patience, heroic perseverance, meditation, and wisdom. The teaching on meditation culminates in the profound practices of equality and exchange of self and other. The celebrated ninth chapter presents the direct realization of emptiness, the perfection of wisdom, as explained in the Madhyamika, or "Middle Way" tradition. Throughout the verses of this text, Shantideva is able to communicate the qualities of precision, contemplative experience, and lyrical beauty, which have served to inspire generations of spiritual aspirants.

A Guide to the Bodhisattva s Way of Life Book PDF

A Guide to the Bodhisattva s Way of Life

  • Author : Śāntideva
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1979
  • Genre : Bodhisattva stages (Mahayana Buddhism)
  • Pages : 199
  • ISBN : UVA:X000395955

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A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life Book PDF

A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life

  • Author : Śāntideva
  • Publisher : Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre : Religion
  • Pages : 151
  • ISBN : UVA:X004174595

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A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life Book Description :

Offers insight upon insight as to the way a life should be led.'—Library Journal

Entering the Way of the Bodhisattva Book PDF

Entering the Way of the Bodhisattva

  • Author : Shantideva
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2021-04-13
  • Genre : Religion
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780834843387

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Entering the Way of the Bodhisattva Book Description :

This modern translation of an essential Mahayana Buddhist text captures the meaning and musicality of Shantideva's original verse and provides readers with an accessible guide to its profound depths. This is a fresh translation of, and commentary on, Entering the Way of the Bodhisattva, perhaps the most renowned and thorough articulation of the bodhisattva path. Written by the eighth-century Indian monk Shantideva, Entering the Way of the Bodhisattva is a guide to becoming a bodhisattva, someone who is dedicated to achieving enlightenment in order to benefit all beings. Accomplished translator Khenpo David Karma Choephel communicates the power of Shantideva's insights through careful attention to both the meaning and the rhythmic pulse of each stanza, all the while providing necessary context and practical advice for modern readers. After presenting the full translation, Khenpo David Karma Choephel then introduces readers to the text, explaining the key points of each chapter with clarity and wisdom. Combining a uniquely poetic translation with detailed analysis, this book is a comprehensive guide to developing oneself in service of others. Teachings that have been at the heart of Mahayana practice for centuries are given new life, and the supporting commentary makes the text accessible and applicable to practitioners. Readers interested in the bodhisattva path will find this a comprehensive resource filled with captivating verse and incisive interpretations.

The Wisdom Chapter Book PDF

The Wisdom Chapter

  • Author : Jamgon Mipham
  • Publisher : Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2020-11-02
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781611808674

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The Wisdom Chapter Book Description :

The first English translation of Mipham Rinpoche's commentary on the wisdom chapter of Shantideva's classic text, in which Mipham explains Madhyamaka philosophy from the perspective of the Dzogchen tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Shāntideva's guide to the training of a Bodhisattva is one of the most important and beloved texts in the Tibetan tradition. The ninth chapter, however, dealing with Madhyamaka, the Middle Way, the most profound wisdom view of Mahayana Buddhism, has always posed unique challenges to readers. This commentary by the great scholar Mipham Rinpoche presents in quite straightforward terms Shāntideva's exposition of emptiness, the essential foundation of all Buddhist doctrine, demonstrating that it is not only compatible with, but in fact crucial to, the correct understanding of other important Buddhist teachings such as karma, rebirth, and the practice of compassion. Mipham interprets Shāntideva according to the view of the Nyingma school, which in some respects was at variance with the religiously and politically dominant interpretation of the text in Tibet at that time. As a result, his commentary stirred up a furious debate. With the addition of a critique of Mipham Rinpoche's view by a prominent scholar of the time, along with Mipham's response, that debate is beautifully captured in this volume.

No Time to Lose Book PDF

No Time to Lose

  • Author : Pema Chodron
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2007-08-14
  • Genre : Religion
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN : 0834821109

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No Time to Lose Book Description :

Over the years, Pema Chödrön's books have offered readers an exciting new way of living: developing fearlessness, generosity, and compassion in all aspects of their lives. In this new book, she invites readers to venture further along the path of the "bodhisattva warrior," explaining in depth how we can awaken the softness of our hearts and develop true confidence amid the challenges of daily living. In No Time to Lose Chödrön reveals the traditional Buddhist teachings that guide her own life: those of The Way of the Bodhisattva ( Bodhicharyavatara), a text written by the eighth-century sage Shantideva. This treasured Buddhist work is remarkably relevant for our times, describing the steps we can take to cultivate courage, caring, and joy—the key to healing ourselves and our troubled world. Chödrön offers us a highly practical and engaging commentary on this essential text, explaining how its profound teachings can be applied to our daily lives. Full of illuminating stories and practical exercises, this fresh and accessible guide shows us that the path of the bodhisattva is open to each and every one of us. Pema Chödrön urges us to embark on this transformative path today, writing, "There is no time to lose—but not to worry, we can do it."

The Way of Awakening Book PDF

The Way of Awakening

  • Author : Tobden (Geshe Yeshe)
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2005-01-15
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Pages : 387
  • ISBN : 9780861714940

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The Way of Awakening Book Description :

One of the great classics of Buddhist literature, the Bodhicharyavatara, or Way of the Bodhisattva, is required reading for understanding Tibetan Buddhism. His Holiness the Dalai Lama considers it a seminal influence in his life and work and repeatedly stresses the benefits of its study. Presented in the form of a personal meditation in verse, it outlines the path of the bodhisattvas—those who renounce the peace of their own salvation, vowing instead to attain enlightenment for the sake of all others. The Way of Awakening is without question the most comprehensive single commentary on this text available. Expounded by an accomplished scholar and deeply realized meditator, it is a resource for a lifetime of study. Chapter by chapter and verse by verse, it maps the Bodhicharyavatara, helping us to deepen our understanding of its teachings and apply them to our lives.

For the Benefit of All Beings Book PDF

For the Benefit of All Beings

  • Author : Dalai Lama
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2009-04-21
  • Genre : Religion
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 0834824116

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For the Benefit of All Beings Book Description :

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.

The Nectar of Manjushri s Speech Book PDF

The Nectar of Manjushri s Speech

  • Author : Kunzang Pelden
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2010-02-09
  • Genre : Religion
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 0834822660

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The Nectar of Manjushri s Speech Book Description :

The Bodhicharyavatara, or Way of the Bodhisattva, composed by the eighth-century Indian master Shantideva, has occupied an important place in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition throughout its history. It is a guide to cultivating the mind of enlightenment through generating the qualities of love, compassion, generosity, and patience. In this commentary, Kunzang Pelden has compiled the pith instructions of his teacher Patrul Rinpoche, the celebrated author of The Words of My Perfect Teacher.

The Profound Reality of Interdependence Book PDF

The Profound Reality of Interdependence

  • Author : Künzang Sönam
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-03-01
  • Genre : Religion
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780190911935

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The Profound Reality of Interdependence Book Description :

The Way of the Bodhisattva, composed by the monk and scholar 'S=antideva in eighth-century India, is a Buddhist treatise in verse that beautifully and succinctly lays out the theory and practice of the Mahayana path of a bodhisattva. Over one thousand years after 'S=antideva's composition, Künzang Sönam (1823-1905) produced the most extensive commentary on the Way of the Bodhisattva ever written. This book is the first English translation of Künzang Sönam's overview of 'S=antideva's notoriously difficult ninth chapter on wisdom. The ninth chapter of the Way of the Bodhisattva is philosophically very rich but forbiddingly technical, and can only be read well with a good commentary. Künzang Sönam's commentary offers a unique and complete introduction to the view of Pr=asa:ngika-Madhyamaka, the summit of Buddhist philosophy in Tibet, as articulated by Tsongkhapa. It brings 'S=antideva's text, and Tsongkhapa's interpretation of Pr=asa:ngika-Madhyamaka, into conversation with a vast Buddhist literature from India and Tibet. By articulating the integral relationship between emptiness and interdependence, this text formulates a sustained and powerful argument for emptiness as a metaphysical basis of bodhisattva ethics. This volume makes the ninth chapter accessible to English-speaking teachers and students of the Way of the Bodhisattva.

The Bodhisattva Path of Wisdom and Compassion Book PDF

The Bodhisattva Path of Wisdom and Compassion

  • Author : Chögyam Trungpa
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2014-03
  • Genre : Religion
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 9781611801057

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The Bodhisattva Path of Wisdom and Compassion Book Description :

The three volumes of this extraordinary work present a complete map of the Tibetan Buddhist path from beginning to end, as taught by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. It is based on the teachings presented at the annual three-month meditation and study retreats known as the Vajradhatu Seminaries, which he led every summer from 1973 to 1986. This remarkable material - which has never before been published - presents Trungpa Rinpoche's teaching on the hinayana, mahayana, and vajrayana in a way that joins the traditional concepts with contemplative understanding.

Steps on the Path to Enlightenment Book PDF

Steps on the Path to Enlightenment

  • Author : Lhundub Sopa
  • Publisher : Wisdom Publications
  • Release Date : 2004-06-15
  • Genre : Religion
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN : 0861713036

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Steps on the Path to Enlightenment Book Description :

Steps on the Path to Englightenment: The Foundation Practices marks the first volume of a much-anticipated, comprehensive commentary on the Lamrim Chenmo by the renowned Buddhist scholar, Geshe Sopa. This landmark commentary on what is perhaps the most elegant Tibetan presentation of the Buddhist path offers a detailed overview of Buddhist philosophy, especially invaluable to those wanting to enact the wisdom of the Buddha in their lives. In the Lamrim Chenmo, Tsongkhapa explains the path in terms of the three levels of practitioners: those of small capacity who seek happiness in future lives, those of medium capacity who seek liberation from the cycle of suffering, and those of great capacity who seek full enlightenment in order to benefit all beings. This volume covers the topics common to the first level: Tsongkhapa's explanations of the role of the teacher, his exhortation to take the essence of human existence, the contemplation of death and future lives, and going for the refuge. Given his vast knowledge and his experience in both Tibetan and Western contexts, Geshe Sopa is the ideal commentator of this work for the modern student of Tibetan Buddhism.

Shantideva s Guide to the Bodhisattva s Way of Life Book PDF

Shantideva s Guide to the Bodhisattva s Way of Life

  • Author : Śāntideva
  • Publisher : Tharpa Publications US
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : 9780948006883

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Shantideva s Guide to the Bodhisattva s Way of Life Book Description :

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.

Becoming Bodhisattvas Book PDF

Becoming Bodhisattvas

  • Author : Pema Chodron
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2018-09-04
  • Genre : Religion
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN : 9780834841666

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Becoming Bodhisattvas Book Description :

Best-selling American Buddhist nun Pema Chödrön presents a friendly and encouraging guide to spiritual practice for all those who want to take up the path of the bodhisattva--one who aspires to live life with courage, generosity, patience, fearlessness, and compassion. The Way of the Bodhisattva has long been treasured as an indispensable guide to enlightened living, offering a window into the greatest potential within us all. Written in the eighth century by the scholar and saint Shantideva, it presents a comprehensive view of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition’s highest ideal—to commit oneself to the life of a bodhisattva warrior, a person who is wholeheartedly dedicated to the freedom and common good of all beings. And it has inspired many of the tradition’s greatest teachers, providing a remarkable source of insight on the means by which we may heal ourselves and our troubled world. These essential teachings present the core of the Buddhist path, from cultivating deep-seated confidence to infusing one’s life with selflessness, joyfulness, kindness, and compassion. Pema Chödrön here invites you to journey more deeply into this liberating way of life, presenting Shantideva’s text verse-by-verse and offering both illuminating stories and practical exercises to enrich the text and bring its timeless teachings to life in our world today. Previously published under the title No Time to Lose.

Guide to the Bodhisattva s Way of Life Book PDF

Guide to the Bodhisattva s Way of Life

  • Author : Buddhist Master Shantideva
  • Publisher : Tharpa Publications Us
  • Release Date : 2018-03-05
  • Genre : Poetry
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1910368741

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Guide to the Bodhisattva s Way of Life Book Description :

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.