The Way of Awakening

The Way of Awakening

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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 the 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.

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Paperback: 387 pages
Author: Geshe Yeshe Tobden
Publisher: Wisdom Publications (2005)
Language: English
ISBN: 861714946