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Treasured by Buddhists of all traditions, The Way of the Bodhisattva (Bodhicharyavatara) is a guide to cultivating the mind of enlightenment and to generating the qualities of love, compassion, generosity, and patience. This text has been studied, practiced, and expounded upon in an unbroken tradition for centuries, first in India, and later in Tibet. Presented in the form of a personal meditation in verse, it outlines the path of the Bodhisattvas - those who renounce the peace of individual enlightenment and vow to work for the liberation of all beings and to attain buddhahood for their sake.

This version, translated from the Tibetan, is a revision by the translators of the 1997 edition. Included are a foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, a new translator's preface, a thorough introduction, a note on the translation, and three appendices of commentary by the Nyingma master Kunzang Pelden.

Cover art: Guanyin of the Southern Sea, Chinese, Liao (907-1125) or Jin Dynasty (1115-1234), wood with polychrome, 95 by 65 inches, courtesy of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO. Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust, 34-10. Photo: Nelson-Atkins Media Services/Jamison Miller.

©2007 The Padmakara Translation Group (P)2018 Random House Audio

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  • Dirk
  • Sacramentio, CA, United States
  • 07-09-18

To hear again and again

I'm glad this finally made it to Audible. I have the same recording on CD, but it's better for me to listen to it on the Audible player on my smartphone. I've listened to it many, many times and will listen to it many times more. The text is worth memorizing.

The Dalai Lama has said that what he knows about Bodhicitta he learned from Shantideva. There couldn't be a higher recommendation.

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Way of the Bodhi

This book really helped me to capture my first powerful glimpse of the way of the bodhisattva. I highly recommend it!

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As an American, it would have been easier if book was spoken by an American. I didn’t care for readers voice -hard for me to process

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