The Way Of Awakening: A Commentary On Shantideva's Bodhicharyavatara
One of the great classics of Buddhist literature, the Bodhicharyavatara, or Way of the Bodhisattva, is required reading for understanding Tibetan Buddhism. Shantideva was a seventh-century Buddhist master who taught at the great monastic university of Nalanda. Presented in the form of a personal meditation in verse, the Bodhicharyavatara outlines the path of the bodhisattvas--those who renounce th...
Paperback: 448 pages
Publisher: Wisdom Publications (January 15, 2005)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.1 x 9 inches
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“This is a commentary on Shantideva's Way of the Bodhisattva by a Tibetan teacher who fled Tibet in 1961. While living as a hermit outside Dharamsala, he eventually became a teacher to some Italian Tibetans and visited Italy regularly for a number of...”
peace of their own salvation, vowing instead to attain enlightenment for the sake of all others. The Dalai Lama once remarked that his own understanding of the bodhisattva path is based entirely upon Shantideva's text.As long as space endures,As long as sentient beings remain,May I likewise remainTo dispel the sorrows of the world.--ShantidevaThe 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.