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The Bodhisattva Ideal: Wisdom and Compassion in Buddhism
     

The Bodhisattva Ideal: Wisdom and Compassion in Buddhism

by Sangharakshita
 

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How can we be happy and at the same time responsive to the suffering of others? It can be done: this is the message of the Bodhisattva ideal. For one wishing to follow this path, the development of inner calm and positivity that leads to true wisdom is balanced by a genuine and active concern for others which flowers into great compassion. Sangharakshita places

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How can we be happy and at the same time responsive to the suffering of others? It can be done: this is the message of the Bodhisattva ideal. For one wishing to follow this path, the development of inner calm and positivity that leads to true wisdom is balanced by a genuine and active concern for others which flowers into great compassion. Sangharakshita places the ideal of the Bodhisattva within the context of the entire Buddhist tradition. Unfolding this vision of our potential, he demonstrates how we ourselves can move towards this ideal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781909314108
Publisher:
Windhorse Publications Ltd
Publication date:
06/14/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author


A respected translator and author of over fifty books, Sangharakshita began studying BUddhism at the age of 16. After 20 years studying in India he returned to England and set up the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order which has over 65 centres worldwide, including the USA.

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