The Way of Awakening: A Commentary on Shantideva's Bodhicharyavatara

By: Geshe Yeshe Tobden; Foreword By His Holiness the Dalai Lama

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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. Shantideva was a seventh-century Buddhist master who taught at Nalanda, one of the great monastic universities of ancient India, and Shantideva''s Bodhicharyavatara deeply influenced the Dalai Lama, who once remarked that his own understanding of the bodhisattva path is based entirely upon Shantideva''s text. Shantideva''s work is required reading for an understanding of Tibetan Buddhism. Printed Pages: 512.

Title: The Way of Awakening: A Commentary on Shantideva's Bodhicharyavatara

Author Name: Geshe Yeshe Tobden; Foreword By His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Categories: Religion,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Boston, USA, Wisdom Publications: 2005

ISBN: 0861714946

ISBN 13: 9780861714940

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Size: 6 x 9 Inches

Seller ID: 013238

Keywords: Bodhicharyavatara