A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life

A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life

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Shantideva's Bodhisattvacharyavatara 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.

A new and precise verse rendition of one of Mahayana Buddhism's finest poetic treatise concerning the bodhisattva's practice and training. The translation by Stephen Batchelor is based upon a commentary by the 14th century Tibetan saint Thogme Zangpo.

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Paperback: 184 pages
Author: Santideva, Stephen Batchelor (transl.)
Publisher: LTWA (1999)
Language: English
ISBN: 8185102597