The Way of the Bodhisattva

The Way of the Bodhisattva

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by Shantideva, Wulstan Fletcher
     
 

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Treasured by Buddhists of all traditions, Shantideva’s Way of the Bodhisattva is a guide for anyone seeking to cultivate the mind of enlightenment and the qualities of love, compassion, patience, and generosity. Presented in the form of a personal meditation in verse, it outlines the path of the Bodhisattvas—those who renounce the peace of

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Treasured by Buddhists of all traditions, Shantideva’s Way of the Bodhisattva is a guide for anyone seeking to cultivate the mind of enlightenment and the qualities of love, compassion, patience, and generosity. Presented in the form of a personal meditation in verse, it outlines the path of the Bodhisattvas—those who renounce the peace of individual enlightenment, and vow to work for the liberation of all beings and to attain Buddhahood for their sake. This audio edition offers a new way to encounter the beauty and profundity of Shantideva's verses, which are read by Wulstan Fletcher, a member of the Padmakara Translation Group.

3 CDs, 3 hours, unabridged.

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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 that I possess it.” —H. H. the Dalai Lama

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590306338
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
09/09/2008
Edition description:
Unabridged
Pages:
3
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.80(d)

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Shantideva was a scholar in the eighth century from the monastic university Nalanda, one of the most celebrated centers of learning in ancient India. According to legend, Shantideva was greatly inspired by the celestial bodhisattva Manjushri, from whom he secretly received teachings and great insights. Yet as far as the other monks could tell, there was nothing special about Shantideva. In fact, he seemed to do nothing but eat and sleep. In an attempt to embarrass him, the monks forced Shantideva's hand by convincing him to publicly expound on the scriptures. To the amazement of all in attendance that day, Shantideva delivered the original and moving verses of the Bodhicharyavatara. When he reached verse thirty-four of the ninth chapter, he began to rise into the sky, until he at last disappeared. Following this, Shantideva became a great teacher.

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