The Nectar of Manjushri's Speech: A Detailed Commentary on Shantideva's Way of the Bodhisattva [NOOK Book]

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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...

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The Nectar of Manjushri's Speech: A Detailed Commentary on Shantideva's Way of the Bodhisattva

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Overview

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.

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"If I have any understanding of compassion and the practice of the bodhisattva path, it is entirely on the basis of this text [The Way of the Bodhisattva] that I possess it."—H. H. the Dalai Lama

“This is a must-have, must-read, must-contemplate, and must-follow book for those who wish to exercise the privilege of being heir to Shakyamuni Buddha’s unique heritage.”—Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse, author of What Makes You Not a Buddhist

“What a tremendous blessing and joy it is that Khenpo Kunpel’s renowned commentary on the Bodhicaryavatara, based on the definitive oral instructions of the great saint and master of compassion Patrul Rinpoche, is now available in such a fluent and authoritative translation. This is a modern classic for our times—an exceptionally clear and comprehensive guide to Shantideva’s timeless verses, an encyclopedic treasury of Buddhist wisdom, and an inspiring companion for all who seek to follow the compassionate path of the bodhisattvas.”—Sogyal Rinpoche, author of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780834822665
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/6/2011
  • Series: Shambhala Publications
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,175,096
  • File size: 742 KB

Meet the Author

Kunzang Pelden (sometimes known as Khenpo Kunpel) was born in Tibet in 1862. Renowned for his spiritual realization, he was one of the great monk-scholars of the nonsectarian movement and was instrumental in the preservation of the oral traditions and teachings of the Nyingma school.

The Padmakara Translation Group, based in France, has a distinguished reputation for all its translations of Tibetan texts and teachings. Its work has been published in several languages and is renowned for its clear and accurate literary style.

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Table of Contents


Foreword     ix
Translators' Introduction     xi
Textual Outline     1
Prologue     13
Introduction     15
The Generation of Bodhichitta Where It Has Not Previously Existed
The Excellence and Benefits of Bodhichitta     43
Confession of Negativity     65
Taking Hold of Bodhichitta     119
How to Prevent Bodhichitta from Weakening Once It Has Been Generated
Carefulness     139
Vigilant Introspection     164
Patience     197
How Bodhichitta Is to Be Developed and Intensified
Diligence     235
Meditative Concentration     258
Wisdom     313
Dedication of the Resulting Merit for the Benefit of Others
Dedication     393
Notes     443
Works Cited     463
Index     465
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