Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life: How to Enjoy a Life of Great Meaning and Altruism (Hardcover)

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By Shantideva, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso (Translator), Neil Elliott (Translator)
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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.

About the Author


Shantideva (AD 687-763) was a renowned Indian Buddhist scholar who composed the Buddhist classic Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life (known in Sanskrit as Bodhisattvacharyavatara). A Bodhisattva is a friend of the world who, motivated by compassion, spontaneously seeks enlightenment to benefit all living beings.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780948006890
ISBN-10: 0948006897
Publisher: Tharpa Publications
Publication Date: January 1st, 2003
Pages: 239
Language: English