A verse-by-verse commentary on Shantideva's "Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life," this exploration illustrates how to engage in a Bodhisattva's actions by transforming daily activities through a strong, compassionate wish to benefit others. The explanations of this universally loved poem show how to ripen one's innate capacity for love, offering genuine ways to give kindness and good will to the planet and those who inhabit it. With thoughtful illumination and practical applications, the full effectiveness and profundity of this wonderful poem are revealed, giving readers steps for walking towards enlightenment.
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
Brand: Tharpa Publications
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An amazing clear concise development of the Mahayana path. I love Santideva's work and this text not only is an amazing commentary but also makes so much of the teachings practical with methods to lead to realization. So many concepts that had been just words are now becoming something that is realized into the midstream. This is an amazing teacher - much like Choygam Trungpa. Anyone who listens to charlatan that criticize either of these teachers just has bad karma methinks.
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso has written an incredible commentary to Guide to the Bodhisattva's way of life, extracting the essential meaning of Shantideva's precious text and making it applicable to Western practioners in today's modern world.
Geshe Kelsang explains the complete path to enlightenment focusing specific chapters on how to successfully cultivate peaceful states of mind that ensure long-lasting happiness, and how to effectively eradicate negative states of mind that cause suffering and harm to others.
He explains in detail how to cultivate bodhichitta, the spontaneous mind that wishes for all living beings to be free from suffering and why that mind is so important for ourselves and others.
Geshe Kelsang also describes how to overcome our attachment and increase our love as well as other virtuous minds such as: patience , effort, concentration, and wisdom. He also gives an in-depth analysis of what the ultimate nature of reality is and why if we...
An incredible book but not for light reading. Perfect for studying with a class.
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