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One Of The Great Classics Of Mahayana Buddhism,The Way Of The BodhisattvaBodhicharyavatara Is A Guide To Cultivating The Mind Of Enlightenment, And To Generating The Qualities Of Love, Compassion, Generosity, And Patience Presented In The Form Of A Personal Meditation In Verse, It Outlines The Path Of The Bodhisattvas Those Beings Who Renounce The Peace Of An Individual Salvation And Vow To Work For The Deliverance Of All Beings, And To Attain Enlightenment For Their Sake The Text Is Beloved By Buddhists Of All TraditionsOriginally Written In India In Sanskrit, The Text First Appeared In Tibetan Translation 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 The Bodhicharyavatara A Particular Authority The Present Version Has Therefore Been Translated From The Tibetan, Following A Commentary By The Nyingma Master Kunzang Pelden, Renowned For Its Thoroughness, Clarity, And Accessibility Bodhisattvacaryāvatāra


About the Author: Śāntideva

ntideva was an North Indian Mah y na Buddhist monk associate with N land monastery, who flourished somewhere between 685 and 763 CE His two extant works are widely considered to be classics of explication of the philosophy and practice of the Buddhist Great Vehicle path.



10 thoughts on “Bodhisattvacaryāvatāra

  1. says:

    This is one that never goes on the already read it shelf When I finish, I just start over again One of these days it ll sink in


  2. says:

    A great collection of aphorism, but also a sophisticated philosophical consideration of two major problems for salvific religions if I m concerned with my own salvation, should I care about other people, and why The obvious answer, of course, is that your treatment of other people is intimately related to your own salvation, but that s much harder to justify than you might think Santideva was a monk, writing to other


  3. says:

    I just finished this, and all I can say is Wow This work by Shantideva is a spiritual tour de force.The introduction is indispensable, by the way You really must read it if you want to understand the larger points of the text.Aside from a good deal of inspiration and warning of sufferings to come, there are some brilliant arguments in this book In one passage, for example, Shantideva demonstrates why loving our enemies i


  4. says:

    Most of the books on Buddhism that I have read so far have come from the Theravada branch This one is I think my first encounter with the Mahayana branch of Buddhism, which is the popular one today, but a bit complex and demanding for my taste It views our positions in the life death cycle samsara as humans as a unique opportunity, but one which is all too often squandered with trivialities and material distractions, focu


  5. says:

    This book made me a Buddhist and a Christian at the same time What I love about Buddhism is that it doesn t try to pin God down or even call him God, but they teach ways to experience him her Most memorable phrase the wandering elephant of the mind


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    I have now been studying Buddhist philosophy as a practicing Buddhist in the Mahayana tradition for many years The Bodhisattva Way of Life is without any doubt in my mind the most meaningful and useful teaching I have read This epic poem by the well loved Buddhist Saint Santideva was of such assistance to my understanding of relevant aspects of other Mahayana commentaries to Buddha s teaching that it takes pride of place in my he


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    Clear, beautifully translated directions on self control Quotes For those who have no introspection though they hear the teachings, ponder them, or meditate like water seeping from a leaking jar their learning will not settle in their memories It is taught that rules of discipline may be relaxed in times of generosity Work calmly for the happiness of others Do not inconsiderately move chairs and furniture so noisily around Likewise


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    I won t ever become a bodhisattva, but I can still hold myself to a higher standard While there are good ideas present in the poetry of this rather personal buddhist action plan, Shantideva consistently speaks from a position of superiority rather than authority Many of the qualities he admires cannot be achieved by the common run of people but only by those with yogic insight I disagree and am disappointed with the exclusive tone Ironica


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    311213 i do not myself identify as Buddhist, though i have read many secondary books on the Way , fewer books on the historical Buddha, fewer yet actual primary works of Buddhism here i am mostly commenting on the preface, introduction, translators introduction i am so very glad there are translators, humble, self conscious, aware of limitations and philosophical and textual complexitythis is beautifully rendered into English i will read this, think of this, it continues as background for religion, science, and philosophy, background ethical if not entirely ontological ground, of which other elements of thought emerge, of which itself insists on its own values as sartrean existentialism persists in all readings of phenomenology for me, as read deeply first, so Buddhism is also first read and thought of i live in a nominally Christian society yes, and perhaps there are equally thoughtful philosophical or theological texts in Christianity but i am given to understand it is not possible to be Christian if you do not believe in the divinity of Jesus, or Muslim if you do not think of Mohammed as the Prophet, or Jewish if you do not believe in a special relationship with God i am not religious in any way in philosophy i do believe , i do read, i do study, i do value, and think this is my best way to be humanmonth lateri have now read the text often people will claim that, though not themselves in organized church or religious institution, they think of themselves, and think by, religious or better spiritual way for some people this leads to alternate forms of practice, to ways of religion not common or to them used up like words or phrases unmoored, meaningless, cliche in religious ways eg new age or other new interpretations of ancient ways, particularly if it is unfamiliar or exotic i have doubted whether my attitude could be similarly reduced to this sincere appropriation reading this text, reading concurrently certain philosophy texts, even when i cannot claim to fully understand, intuitively and thus truthfully i must say that it is not any specific sacred text or texts or elaborations of familiar or exotic religions, but the very way of thinking, the tendency to reifying spiritual assertions, is not my way of being in the world i do not think therefore i am less moral, less ethical, less open, to appreciating the world or aspects of it beyond my immediate or eventual sense i do not decline to embrace merely a church, an institution, of any religion i do not embrace any religious way of thinking the only faith i proclaim is something of a metaphysical way of thinking, what merleau ponty calls perceptual faith , of philosophy and i am comfortable to be still working out what that meansi had on here a few religious texts of Hawai ian mythic intent, written by the descendant of some men considered kahunas something like priests i am only half Hawai ian, i am not local born and raised, i lived there one highschool year but I grew up mostly in Canada i have always had already the good fortune to be atheist i tried to read these books, then wondered, if this was not my heritage, would i keep reading i checked GR decided to stop


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