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The Bodhicaryavatara Audiobook

The Bodhicaryavatara: A Guide to the Buddhist Path to Awakening

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Written in India in the early eighth century CE, Santideva's Bodhicaryavatara takes as its subject the profound desire to become a Buddha and save all beings from suffering. The person who enacts such a desire is a Bodhisattva.

Santideva not only sets out what the Bodhisattva must do and become; he also invokes the intense feelings of aspiration which underlie such a commitment, using language which has inspired Buddhists in their religious lives from his time to the present.

Important as a manual of training among Mahayana Buddhists, especially in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, The Bodhicaryavatara continues to be used as a basis for teaching by modern Buddhist teachers. His Holiness the Dalai Lama frequently cites passages as his highest inspiration.

In this recording, William Hope first of all reads the work in its entirety so that the listener can gain an overall perspective and emotional engagement with the text and then embarks on the 'study' section, where the translators introduce each chapter, making crucial helpful points.

Translated with introductions and notes by Kate Crosby and Andrew Skilton. With a general introduction by Paul Williams.

©1995 Kate Crosby and Andrew Skilton (P)2016 Ukemi Productions Ltd

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    "Very Insightful"

    A very deep and inspiring book portraying many of the Buddhist philosophies that would benefit the lay and well learned alike. Although not the best for beginners there is much to take away and meditate upon within this great Buddhist writing.

    Excellent narration also.

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    Jeremiah 07-11-17
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    "Nice"

    I'm so grateful to the translators for their wonderful work and for making this text available

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    Lobsang Nyima Tokyo, Japan 07-12-17
    Lobsang Nyima Tokyo, Japan 07-12-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Grateful"

    I'm not a good reader so I'm grateful that this Buddhist classic is made available in audio format. However I do struggle with the content being slightly dry and outdated (at times) and feel Shantideva's work would be much better understood with commentary. The narrator's style was rather off putting also. Nevertheless, I'm very grateful for this being made accessible.

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    Mary 02-10-17
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    "Bodhisattva training"

    listened to it over and over. a Great book . hope it stays on my phone

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    Will definitely listen to this many more times. So much included that you will need glisten carefully and like me probably more than once.

    well read with great passion.

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