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The way of the Bodhisattva : a translation of the Bodhicharyavatara

Author: Śāntideva
Publisher: Boston, Mass. ; London : Shambhala, 2003.
Series: Shambhala dragon editions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Bodhicharyavatara (literally, "An Entry into the Activities of Enlightenment") is one of the masterworks of Buddhist thought. Written in eighth-century India, it outlines the path of the bodhisattvas, those spiritual aspirants who vow to cultivate wisdom and forgo complete enlightenment in order to help others. This work quickly became a major text of Tibetan Buddhism and is offered here in a highly accessible  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Śāntideva
ISBN: 1590300572 9781590300572
OCLC Number: 52456627
Language Note: Translated from the Sanskrit.
Description: viii, 214 pages ; 23 cm.
Series Title: Shambhala dragon editions.
Other Titles: Bodhicaryavatara.
Responsibility: Śāntideva.

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The Bodhicharyavatara (literally, "An Entry into the Activities of Enlightenment") is one of the masterworks of Buddhist thought. Written in eighth-century India, it outlines the path of the bodhisattvas, those spiritual aspirants who vow to cultivate wisdom and forgo complete enlightenment in order to help others. This work quickly became a major text of Tibetan Buddhism and is offered here in a highly accessible and poetic translation from the Tibetan.

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