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

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's profound knowledge is evident—the result of extensive training. Here he shares his extraordinary insight into the human condition and what it means to be a responsible and caring person. This book was previously published under the title A Flash of Lightning in the Dark of Night.

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ISBN-13: 9781590306932
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication date: 04/21/2009
Series: Shambhala Classics Series
Edition description: Original
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 536,879
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About 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