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For the Benefit of All Beings: A Commentary on the Way of the Bodhisattva
     

For the Benefit of All Beings: A Commentary on the Way of the Bodhisattva

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by Dalai Lama, Padmakara Translation Group (Translator), James Gimian (Read by), Wulstan Fletcher (Read by)
 

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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

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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 shares his extraordinary insight into the human condition and what it means to be a responsible and caring person.

 4 CDs, 5 hours, unabridged.

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Library Journal
The Nobel laureate/Buddhist leader adds to his growing body of best-selling works with this insightful, relevant, and uplifting commentary on one of the best-known texts of Mahayana Buddhism. Shambhala Sun magazine publisher James Gimian (commentary) and translator Wulstan Fletcher (quotes from the titular work) read; the dual voices help to differentiate between his Holiness's commentary and the text itself. This is not leisurely listening material and may be especially challenging to those unfamiliar with the original text or the basic tenets of Buddhism. For Buddhists, students of religion, and those interested in advanced religious materials.—Emma Duncan, Brampton Lib., Ont.
From the Publisher
“On many levels, the book is splendid as both an introduction to Buddhist spirituality and an explication of Shantideva for contemporary Westerners.”—Library Journal

“One does not have to be a Buddhist to appreciate the beauty of the teachings and the simplicity of the life presented here. Indeed, non-Buddhists may discover a refreshing new approach to the doctrines of ‘love your neighbor,’ and ‘do unto others.’”—Booklist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590307076
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
05/12/2009
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.80(d)

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“On many levels, the book is splendid as both an introduction to Buddhist spirituality and an explication of Shantideva for contemporary Westerners.”—Library Journal

“One does not have to be a Buddhist to appreciate the beauty of the teachings and the simplicity of the life presented here. Indeed, non-Buddhists may discover a refreshing new approach to the doctrines of ‘love your neighbor,’ and ‘do unto others.’”—Booklist

Meet the Author

His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama is considered the foremost Buddhist leader of our time. The exiled spiritual head of the Tibetan people, he is a Nobel Peace Laureate, a Congressional Gold Medal recipient, and a remarkable teacher and scholar who has authored over one hundred books.

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For the Benefit of All Beings: A Commentary on the Way of the Bodhisattva 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book readable and very informative. I was particularly struck by the chapter on Patience. This is the first book by the Dalai Lama that I have read, but it won't be my last.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a very clarifying guide to transcending suffering and to expressing benevolence.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago