The Way of the Bodhisattva

The Way of the Bodhisattva
Author: Śāntideva,Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9781590303887
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This essential text of Mahayana Buddhism has been written about by many major Buddhist teachers, including the Dalai Lama and Pema Ch dr n. Composed in the eighth century by the Indian sage Shantideva, it is studied today by Buddhists of most schools and is considered a masterwork of world religion. In this edition, the translation has been refined to bring it closer to the original work. Also included is a new translators' preface

The Way of the Bodhisattva

The Way of the Bodhisattva
Author: Shantideva
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2008-10-14
ISBN: 1590306147
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Treasured by Buddhists of all traditions, The Way of the Bodhisattva (Bodhicharyavatara) is a guide to cultivating the mind of enlightenment and to generating the qualities of love, compassion, generosity, and patience. This text has been studied, practiced, and expounded upon in an unbroken tradition for centuries. 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 version is translated from the Tibetan and includes a foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, a translator’s preface, a thorough introduction, a note on the translation, and three appendices of commentary by the Nyingma master Kunzang Pelden.

Entering the Way of the Bodhisattva

Entering the Way of the Bodhisattva
Author: Shantideva
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2021-04-13
ISBN: 0834843382
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Entering the Way of the Bodhisattva Book Excerpt:

This modern translation of an essential Mahayana Buddhist text captures the meaning and musicality of Shantideva's original verse and provides readers with an accessible guide to its profound depths. This is a fresh translation of, and commentary on, Entering the Way of the Bodhisattva, perhaps the most renowned and thorough articulation of the bodhisattva path. Written by the eighth-century Indian monk Shantideva, Entering the Way of the Bodhisattva is a guide to becoming a bodhisattva, someone who is dedicated to achieving enlightenment in order to benefit all beings. Accomplished translator Khenpo David Karma Choephel communicates the power of Shantideva's insights through careful attention to both the meaning and the rhythmic pulse of each stanza, all the while providing necessary context and practical advice for modern readers. After presenting the full translation, Khenpo David Karma Choephel then introduces readers to the text, explaining the key points of each chapter with clarity and wisdom. Combining a uniquely poetic translation with detailed analysis, this book is a comprehensive guide to developing oneself in service of others. Teachings that have been at the heart of Mahayana practice for centuries are given new life, and the supporting commentary makes the text accessible and applicable to practitioners. Readers interested in the bodhisattva path will find this a comprehensive resource filled with captivating verse and incisive interpretations.

Entering the Way of the Bodhisattva

Entering the Way of the Bodhisattva
Author: Shantideva
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2021-04-13
ISBN: 1611808626
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Entering the Way of the Bodhisattva Book Excerpt:

This modern translation of an essential Mahayana Buddhist text captures the meaning and musicality of Shantideva's original verse and provides readers with an accessible guide to its profound depths. This is a fresh translation of, and commentary on, Entering the Way of the Bodhisattva, perhaps the most renowned and thorough articulation of the bodhisattva path. Written by the eighth-century Indian monk Shantideva, Entering the Way of the Bodhisattva is a guide to becoming a bodhisattva, someone who is dedicated to achieving enlightenment in order to benefit all beings. Accomplished translator Khenpo David Karma Choephel communicates the power of Shantideva's insights through careful attention to both the meaning and the rhythmic pulse of each stanza, all the while providing necessary context and practical advice for modern readers. After presenting the full translation, Khenpo David Karma Choephel then introduces readers to the text, explaining the key points of each chapter with clarity and wisdom. Combining a uniquely poetic translation with detailed analysis, this book is a comprehensive guide to developing oneself in service of others. Teachings that have been at the heart of Mahayana practice for centuries are given new life, and the supporting commentary makes the text accessible and applicable to practitioners. Readers interested in the bodhisattva path will find this a comprehensive resource filled with captivating verse and incisive interpretations.

The Bodhisattva Guide

The Bodhisattva Guide
Author: H.H. the Dalai Lama
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2018-02-27
ISBN: 1611805805
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bodhisattva Guide Book Excerpt:

The Dalai Lama's indispensable commentary on a beloved Tibetan Buddhist text--now in the Shambhala Pocket Library series. One of the most beloved of all Buddhist texts, The Way of the Bodhisattva is a practical guide to generating the qualities of love, compassion, generosity, and patience. In this commentary on key sections of the text, the Dalai Lama shows how any of us can develop a truly “good heart,” and why aspiring toward the happiness and enlightenment of others is central to any genuinely spiritual path. His Holiness’s profound wisdom—the result of a lifetime of practice and study—shines brilliantly throughout this extraordinary book. This book is part of the Shambhala Pocket Library series. It was previously published with the title For the Benefit of All Beings. The Shambhala Pocket Library is a collection of short, portable teachings from notable figures across religious traditions and classic texts. The covers in this series are rendered by Colorado artist Robert Spellman. The books in this collection distill the wisdom and heart of the work Shambhala Publications has published over 50 years into a compact format that is collectible, reader-friendly, and applicable to everyday life.

No Time to Lose

No Time to Lose
Author: Pema Chodron
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2007-08-14
ISBN: 9780834821101
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No Time to Lose Book Excerpt:

Over the years, Pema Chödrön's books have offered readers an exciting new way of living: developing fearlessness, generosity, and compassion in all aspects of their lives. In this new book, she invites readers to venture further along the path of the "bodhisattva warrior," explaining in depth how we can awaken the softness of our hearts and develop true confidence amid the challenges of daily living. In No Time to Lose Chödrön reveals the traditional Buddhist teachings that guide her own life: those of The Way of the Bodhisattva ( Bodhicharyavatara), a text written by the eighth-century sage Shantideva. This treasured Buddhist work is remarkably relevant for our times, describing the steps we can take to cultivate courage, caring, and joy—the key to healing ourselves and our troubled world. Chödrön offers us a highly practical and engaging commentary on this essential text, explaining how its profound teachings can be applied to our daily lives. Full of illuminating stories and practical exercises, this fresh and accessible guide shows us that the path of the bodhisattva is open to each and every one of us. Pema Chödrön urges us to embark on this transformative path today, writing, "There is no time to lose—but not to worry, we can do it."

A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life

A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life
Author: Santideva
Publsiher: Snow Lion
Total Pages: 151
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life Book Excerpt:

Offers insight upon insight as to the way a life should be led.'—Library Journal

Guide to the Bodhisattva s Way of Life Volume 8

Guide to the Bodhisattva s Way of Life Volume 8
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Jewel Heart
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1934994294
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Guide to the Bodhisattva s Way of Life Volume 4

Guide to the Bodhisattva s Way of Life Volume 4
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Jewel Heart
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1934994251
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Becoming Bodhisattvas

Becoming Bodhisattvas
Author: Pema Chodron
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2018-09-04
ISBN: 0834841665
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Becoming Bodhisattvas Book Excerpt:

Best-selling American Buddhist nun Pema Chödrön presents a friendly and encouraging guide to spiritual practice for all those who want to take up the path of the bodhisattva--one who aspires to live life with courage, generosity, patience, fearlessness, and compassion. The Way of the Bodhisattva has long been treasured as an indispensable guide to enlightened living, offering a window into the greatest potential within us all. Written in the eighth century by the scholar and saint Shantideva, it presents a comprehensive view of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition’s highest ideal—to commit oneself to the life of a bodhisattva warrior, a person who is wholeheartedly dedicated to the freedom and common good of all beings. And it has inspired many of the tradition’s greatest teachers, providing a remarkable source of insight on the means by which we may heal ourselves and our troubled world. These essential teachings present the core of the Buddhist path, from cultivating deep-seated confidence to infusing one’s life with selflessness, joyfulness, kindness, and compassion. Pema Chödrön here invites you to journey more deeply into this liberating way of life, presenting Shantideva’s text verse-by-verse and offering both illuminating stories and practical exercises to enrich the text and bring its timeless teachings to life in our world today. Previously published under the title No Time to Lose.

The Bodhisattva Path of Wisdom and Compassion

The Bodhisattva Path of Wisdom and Compassion
Author: Chogyam Trungpa
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2014-04-15
ISBN: 1611801052
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bodhisattva Path of Wisdom and Compassion Book Excerpt:

Chögyam Trungpa continues his study of the three “yanas” of Tibetan Buddhism with this overview of the teachings of the mahayana This three-volume collection presents in lively, relevant language the comprehensive teachings of the Tibetan Buddhist path of the hinayana, mahayana, and vajrayana. Considered Chögyam Trungpa’s magnum opus, The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma will resonate with new and senior students of Buddhism. In this second volume, Chögyam Trungpa presents the bodhisattva teachings of the mahayana. At this point—having trained and seen the benefits of looking within—the student begins to shift their focus outward to the broader world. Formal entry into the mahayana occurs with taking the bodhisattva vow. Mahayana practitioners dedicate themselves to the service of all sentient beings, aspiring to save them from sorrow and confusion, and vowing to bring them to perfect liberation. This stage of the path emphasizes the cultivation of wisdom through the view and experience of emptiness, or shunyata, in which all phenomena are seen to be unbounded, completely open, ungraspable, and profound. From the ground of shunyata, compassionate activity is said to arise naturally and spontaneously. In addition to mindfulness and awareness, the mahayanist practices lojong, or "mind training," based on the cultivation of the paramitas, or "transcendent virtues": generosity, discipline, patience, exertion, meditation, and prajna, or "knowledge." As a component of lojong, tonglen, or "sending and taking," is practiced in order to increase maitri, or loving-kindness. Other topics covered in detail in this volume include bodhichitta, skillful means, Buddha nature and basic goodness, Madhyamaka, the ten bhumis, the three kayas, and more.

Shantideva s Guide to the Bodhisattva s Way of Life

Shantideva s Guide to the Bodhisattva s Way of Life
Author: Śāntideva
Publsiher: Tharpa Publications UK
Total Pages: 231
Release: 2002
ISBN: 0948006889
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shantideva s Guide to the Bodhisattva s Way of Life Book Excerpt:

This famous and universally loved poem for daily living has inspired many generations of Buddhists and non-Buddhists since it was first composed in the 8th century by the famous Indian Buddhist master Shantideva. This new translation, made under the guidance of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, conveys the great lucidity and poetic beauty of the original, while preserving its full impact and spiritual insight. Reading these verses slowly, while contemplating their meaning, has a profoundly liberating effect on the mind. The poem invokes special positive states of mind, moves us from suffering and conflict to happiness and peace, and gradually introduces us to the entire Mahayana Buddhist path to enlightenment.

For the Benefit of All Beings

For the Benefit of All Beings
Author: Dalai Lama
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2009-04-21
ISBN: 9780834824119
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

For the Benefit of All Beings Book Excerpt:

The fourteenth Dalai Lama, a living embodiment of the bodhisattva ideal, presents 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.

The Bodhisattva s Brain

The Bodhisattva s Brain
Author: Owen Flanagan
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2013-09-13
ISBN: 0262525208
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bodhisattva s Brain Book Excerpt:

Can there be a Buddhism without karma, nirvana, and reincarnation that is compatible with the rest of knowledge? If we are material beings living in a material world—and all the scientific evidence suggests that we are—then we must find existential meaning, if there is such a thing, in this physical world. We must cast our lot with the natural rather than the supernatural. Many Westerners with spiritual (but not religious) inclinations are attracted to Buddhism—almost as a kind of moral-mental hygiene. But, as Owen Flanagan points out in The Bodhisattva's Brain, Buddhism is hardly naturalistic. In The Bodhisattva's Brain, Flanagan argues that it is possible to discover in Buddhism a rich, empirically responsible philosophy that could point us to one path of human flourishing. Some claim that neuroscience is in the process of validating Buddhism empirically, but Flanagan's naturalized Buddhism does not reduce itself to a brain scan showing happiness patterns. "Buddhism naturalized," as Flanagan constructs it, offers instead a fully naturalistic and comprehensive philosophy, compatible with the rest of knowledge—a way of conceiving of the human predicament, of thinking about meaning for finite material beings living in a material world.

Guide to the Bodhisattva s Way of Life Volume 3

Guide to the Bodhisattva s Way of Life Volume 3
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Jewel Heart
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1934994243
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Guide to the Bodhisattva s Way of Life Volume 2

Guide to the Bodhisattva s Way of Life Volume 2
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Jewel Heart
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1934994235
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Bodhisattva Path to Unsurpassed Enlightenment

The Bodhisattva Path to Unsurpassed Enlightenment
Author: Asanga
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2016-03-08
ISBN: 1559394293
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bodhisattva Path to Unsurpassed Enlightenment Book Excerpt:

A complete translation of Asanga's classic work on the distinguishing qualities of bodhisattvas that describes how to awaken, develop, and perfect the mind of enlightenment in the Great Vehicle, or Mahayana, Buddhist tradition. Arya Asanga, famous for having been the conduit through which the teachings contained in the Five Texts of Maitreya were received and recorded, is also considered to be the author in his own right of several other foundational works of Yogācāra philosophy. One of these, considered the definitive text of the Yogācāra school of Buddhism, is the encyclopedic synthesis of Mahayana Buddhist doctrines and practices known as the Yogācārabhūmi, or "Stages of Spiritual Practice." The Bodhisattvabhūmi, or "Stages of the Bodhisattva Path," is one portion of that massive work, though it is considered a stand-alone text in the Tibetan traditions--for example, it is counted among the six core texts of the Kadampas. However, despite the text's centrality to the Yogācāra school and its seminal importance in the Tibetan traditions, it has remained unavailable in English except in piecemeal translations; Engle's translation will therefore be especially welcomed by scholars and students alike.

Guide to the Bodhisattva s Way of Life Volume 1

Guide to the Bodhisattva s Way of Life Volume 1
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Jewel Heart
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1934994227
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Guide to the Bodhisattva s Way of Life Volume 5

Guide to the Bodhisattva s Way of Life Volume 5
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Jewel Heart
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 193499426X
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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SHANTIDEVA S A GUIDE TO THE BODHISATTVA S WAY OF LIFE

SHANTIDEVA S A GUIDE TO THE BODHISATTVA S WAY OF LIFE
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Library of Tibetan Works and Archives
Total Pages: 263
Release: 2016-01-01
ISBN: 9383441844
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

SHANTIDEVA S A GUIDE TO THE BODHISATTVA S WAY OF LIFE Book Excerpt:

The Bodhisattva’s Way of Life is one of the most dearly beloved Buddhist texts, which has been taught and often quoted by the Dalai Lama as well as many other great Tibetan masters. Because of its relevance to modern times, his text has been translated into a dozen languages. The Bodhisattva's Way of Life was written by the eighth century Indian Bodhisattva, Shantideva, and is a comprehensive outline of everything one needs to know to be a Bodhisattva. A Bodhisattva is someone who decides to work towards achieving enlightenment and to not give up this task until all other sentient beings are liberated. The Bodhisattva's Way of life begins by explaining how and why to make offerings to the Three Jewels and how take the bodhisattva vow (which is still being done this way 1,400 years later). The book also covers how to develop compassion towards those we like and also those who want to harm us. It explains the need to develop selflessness and how to actually do this, as well as how to develop patience with those people and things that obstruct us. It also describes how we should carry ourself in a peaceful and pleasing way to others and how to develop diligence and how to practice meditation. The famous ninth chapter, finally, explains how we should understand emptiness of all phenomena. This edition of The Bodhisattva's Way of Life is unique because it combines both a translation of the root text with each verse or set of verses followed by a lucid and relevant commentary by Thrangu Rinpoche. Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche is very well suited for this task, being a renowned Buddhist scholar who has had three decades of experience teaching students in centers across Asia, Europe, and North America. Thrangu Rinpoche has been teaching Western and Asian students Buddhism for thirty years and is author of 50 books on Buddhism. He holds the highest Lharampa degree for mastering the major teachings of all four lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. Because of his outstanding scholarship he was appointed by the Dalai Lama to be a personal tutor for the Seventeenth Karmapa.