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Altruism and Reality
Altruism and Reality: Studies in the Philosophy of the Bodhicaryavatara
By: Williams, Paul
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This volume brings together Paul Williams's previously published papers on the Indian and Tibetan interpretations of selected verses from the eighth and ninth chapters of the Bodhicaryavatara. In addition, there is a much longer version of the paper 'Identifying the Object of Negation', and nearly half the book consists of a wholly new essay, 'The Absence of Self and the Removal of Pain', subtitled 'How Santideva Destroyed the Bodhisattva Path'.
Bodhicaryavatara of Santideva
Bodhicaryavatara of Santideva: Entering the Path of Enlightenment
By: Santideva / Matics, M.L.
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The Bodhicaryavatara of the Buddhist Poet Shantideva
Entering the Path of Enlightenment contains the first complete English translation of the Sanskrit Bodhicaryavatara of the Buddhist poet Shantideva. In this beautiful and moving classic of Mahayana Buddhism, Santideva, a monk living in Nalanda in the early eighth century A.D.
Bodhicaryavatara
Bodhicaryavatara
By: Shantideva / Crosby & Andrew Skilton tr.
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A Guide to the Buddhist Path to Awakening
Written in India in the early eighth century AD, Santideva's Bodhicaryavatara takes as its subject the profound desire to become a Buddha and save all beings from suffering. The person who enacts such a a desire is a Bodhisattva. Santideva not only sets out what the Bodhisattva must do and become, he also invokes the intense feelings of aspiration which underlie such a commitment, using language which has inspired Buddhists from his time to the present.
Bodhisattvacharyavatara: Engaging in the Conduct of the Bodhisattvas (2 Volumes)
By: Shantideva, with commentary by Sazang Mati Panchen
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This beautifully produced 2-volume boxed set is a fitting format for the text, in one volume, and the commentary in the second. Each book is deep maroon, stamped and edged in gold, sliding perfectly into a substantial cloth-bound case. Shantideva's classic--considered essential for any serious dharma student--has been the handbook used by generations of masters for 1200 years to tame their minds. This clear, accurate translation offers the root verses in both English and Tibetan. The 13th-century commentary, the first full-length commentary translated into English, gives detailed explanations, outlines and a glossary.
Concept of Bodhicitta in Santideva's Bodhicaryavatara
By: Brassard Francis
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Book This book explores an important concept within the Buddhist Mahayana tradition, bodhicitta. This term appears frequently in Sanskrit literature relating to the spiritual practices of the bodhisattva in Mahayana Buddhism and has been variously translated as "thought of enlightenment" or "desire of enlightenment."
Flash of Lightning in the Dark of Night
Flash of Lightning in the Dark of Night
By: Dalai Lama
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Compassion is the guiding principle of the bodhisattvas, those who vow to attain enlightenment in order to liberate all sentient beings from the suffering and confusion of imperfect existence. To this end, they must renounce all self-centered goals and consider only the well-being of others. The bodhisattvas' enemies are the ego, passion, and hatred, their weapons are generosity, patience, perseverance, and wisdom.
Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life
By: Shantideva, Wallace V & T, tr.
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In the whole Tibetan Buddhist tradition there is no single treatise more deeply revered or widely practiced than A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life. Composed in the eighth century by the Indian Bodhisattva Shantideva, it became an instant classic in the curricula of the Buddhist monastic universities of India, and its renown has grown ever since.
Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life, Shantideva
By: Thrangu Rinpoche
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One of the foremost texts of the Mahayana tradition is Shantideva's A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life . The book consists of ten chapters which deals with Benefits of Awaking Mind; The Confession of Negative Deeds; The Full Acceptance of Awakened Mind; Conscientiousness; Guarding Alertness; The Perfection of Patience; The Perfection of Enthusiasm; The Perfection of Meditation; The Perfection of Wisdom; and Dedication. The book also contains notes, glossaries and bibliographies.
Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life
By: Shantideva / Stephen Batchelor
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Shantideva's Bodhisattvacharyavatara ( A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life) holds a unique place in Mahayana Buddhism akin to that of the Dhammapada in Hinayana Buddhism and the Bhagavadgita in Hinduism. In combining those rare qualities of scholastic precision, spiritual depth and poetical beauty, its appeal extends to a wide audience of Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. Composed in India during the 8th century of the Christian era, it has since been an inspiration to millions of people throughout the world.
Moral Theory in Santideva's Siksasamuccaya, Cultivating the Fruits of Virtue (Paperback)
By: Barbara R. Clayton
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This book analyzes the moral theory of the seventh-century Indian Mahayana master, Shantideva. Shantideva is the author of the well-known religious poem, the Bodhicharyavatara (Entering the Path of Enlightenment) as well as the significant - but relatively overlooked Siksasamuccaya (Compendium of Teachings). Both of these works describe the nature and path of the bodhisattva, the altruistic spiritual ideal especially exalted in the Mahayana literature.
Moral Theory in Santideva's Siksasamuccaya, Cultivating the Fruits of Virtue
By: Barbara R. Clayton
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This book analyzes the moral theory of the seventh-century Indian Mahayana master, Shantideva. Shantideva is the author of the well-known religious poem, the Bodhicharyavatara (Entering the Path of Enlightenment) as well as the significant - but relatively overlooked Siksasamuccaya (Compendium of Teachings). Both of these works describe the nature and path of the bodhisattva, the altruistic spiritual ideal especially exalted in the Mahayana literature.
Nectar of Manjushri's Speech: A Detailed Commentary on Shantideva's Way of the Bodhisattva (Paperback)
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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 almost from its inception. One of the great classics of Mahayana Buddhism, it describes the path of the bodhisattvas, those who vow to become enlightened in order to help all beings awaken into the state of freedom and fulfillment. It is a guide to cultivating the mind of enlightenment through generating the qualities of love, compassion, generosity, and patience.
No Time to Lose; A Timely Guide to the Way of the Bodhisattva
By: Pema Chodron
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In this book Pema Chodron presents the traditional spiritual program that guides her own life. In No Time to Lose she offers an in-depth commentary on The Way of the Bodhisattva (Bodhicharayavatara ), an essential Buddhist text written in the eighth century by the Indian sage Shantideva. This cherished work lays out a ten-stage path toward becoming a bodhisattva including such topics as commitment, awareness, vigilance, patience, and meditation. Drawing on examples from everyday life, Pema's fresh and accessible commentary shows us how this timeless spiritual path is open and available to all of us. The book also includes practical exercises that will help readers to better understand and live out the bodhisattva way.
No Time to Lose; A Timely Guide to the Way of the Bodhisattva
By: Pema Chodron
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In this book Pema Chodron presents the traditional spiritual program that guides her own life. In No Time to Lose she offers an in-depth commentary on The Way of the Bodhisattva (Bodhicharayavatara ), an essential Buddhist text written in the eighth century by the Indian sage Shantideva. This cherished work lays out a ten-stage path toward becoming a bodhisattva including such topics as commitment, awareness, vigilance, patience, and meditation. Drawing on examples from everyday life, Pema's fresh and accessible commentary shows us how this timeless spiritual path is open and available to all of us. The book also includes practical exercises that will help readers to better understand and live out the bodhisattva way.
Practicing Wisdom
Practicing Wisdom: The Perfection of Shantideva's Bodhisattva Way
By: Dalai Lama
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Like the bestselling A Flash of Lightning in the Dark of the Night, Practicing Wisdom focuses on Shantideva''s Way of the Bodhisattva. While the former includes only a brief introduction to Shantideva''s complex and crucial ninth chapter on insight, Practicing Wisdom is a full and detailed follow-up commentary, making it an invaluable statement on the fundamental concept behind Buddhist thought and practice.
Santideva and Bodhicaryavatara
By: Prof. C. Upender Rao, Chodrung-ma Kunga Chodron, Michelle L. Dexter
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Shantideva was one of the greatest ancient Indian Acharyas of Mahayana philosophy who lived in India in the 7th century CE. Shantideva studied in Nalanda and practiced many important skills there. Nalanda was the place where Shantideva has recited his Bodhi-caryavatara. He was a great scholar and a poet. We can get few details of Shantidevas life through some Tibetan sources. No Sanskrit work on Shantidevas life is available. His fame has reached to all directions due to his scholarly works Shiksha-samuccaya and Bodhicaryavatara.
Santideva's Bodhicharyavatara
By: Santideva, tr. Pramananda Sharma
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Original Sanskrit text (in Devanagari script) with English translation and exposition based on Prajnakarmati's Panjika.

Santideva's Bodhicharyavatara, Santideva/Prajnakarmati, Parmananda Sharma tr., Aditya, Hardcover, 487 pp.
Siksa Samuccaya; A Compendium of Buddhist Doctrine
By: Shantideva
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This is the first Indian edition of the English translation of Siksasamuccaya, a Mahayana Buddhist treatise edited by Dr Bendall from a single Nepalese manuscript for the Russian Bibliography Buddhica.

The book is a compendium of Buddhist Doctrine preserved in the schools of the Great Vehicle Mahayana.
Transcendent Wisdom
Transcendent Wisdom
By: Dalai Lama
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This extraordinarily clear exposition on the wisdom section of the Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life is based on an oral teaching given in India by His Holiness the Dalai Lama before an audience of thousands of Tibetans and Westerners in 1979.
Way of Awakening, A Commentary on Shantideva's Bodhicharyavatara
By: Geshe Yeshe Tobden
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One of the great classics of Buddhist literature, the Bodhicharyavatara, or Way of the Bodhisattva, is required reading for understanding Tibetan Buddhism. His Holiness the Dalai Lama considers it a seminal influence in his life and work and repeatedly stresses the benefits of its study. Presented in the form of a personal meditation in verse, it outlines the path of the bodhisattvas--those who renounce the peace of their own salvation, vowing instead to attain enlightenment for the sake of all others.
The Way of Awakening is without question the most comprehensive single commentary on this text available. Expounded by an accomplished scholar and deeply realized meditator, it is a resource for a lifetime of study. Chapter by chapter and verse by verse, it maps the Bodhicharyavatara, helping us to deepen our understanding of its teachings and apply them to our lives.
Way of the Bodhisattva
By: Shantideva
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The Way of the Bodhisattva (or Bodhicharyavatara, literally "An Entry into the Activities of Enlightenment") is one of the great classics of Mahayana Buddhism. Presented in the form of a personal meditation in verse, it outlines the path of the bodhisattvas - those beings who, turning aside from the sufferings of the world of samsara, nevertheless renounce the peace of individual salvation and vow to work for the deliverance of all beings, and to attain enlightenment for their sake.
Originally written in India in Sanskrit, the text first appeared in Tibetan translation soon after its composition in the eighth century.
Way of the Bodhisattva, Book and Audio-CD
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This classic Tibetan Buddhist teaching on compassion and the path of service has been widely acclaimed and respected for more than a thousand years. It is studied by all the schools of Tibetan Buddhism. An exposition of the path of the bodhisattva—a person who puts others before him- or herself—the book describes the spiritual path of putting aside selfish concerns and devoting one’s life to working for the enlightenment of all.

This new presentation includes a reading of the verses on a set of three CDs, along with a sixty-four-page booklet that offers an introduction to the text and a short biography of Shantideva.
Wisdom: Two Buddhist Commentaries, by Khenchen Kunzang Pelden & Minyak Kunzang Sonam
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One of the most intriguing and challenging aspects of Buddhism is the idea of Emptiness. This is the subject of the ninth chapter of the Bodhicharyavatara (The Way of the Bodhisattva), one of the great classics of Mahayana Buddhist literature. The author, Shantideva, introduces the philosophical view of the Madhyamika school and describes the development of Transcendent Wisdom,
the heart and life of Buddhist practice.
Numerous commentaries have been written by great Buddhist masters to explain Shantideva's somewhat cryptic poetry and subtle philosophical arguments. Two such commentaries, translated from Tibetan at the request of H.H. the Dalai Lama, are presented in this book, along with a new translation of the original
text. While both are highly respected within the explanatory tradition, their striking differences, in both emphasis and style, provide a rare depth of perspective on this essential subject.