Description - The Way of the Bodhisattva by Shantideva
This classic text of Indo-Tibetan Buddhism has been widely acclaimed and respected for more than a thousand years. It is studied by all the schools of Tibetan Buddhism and is considered one of the great teaching texts of Mahayana Buddhism. An exposition of the path of a bodhisattva - a being who puts others before himself - this book describes the spiritual path of turning away from selfish concerns and vowing to work for the enlightenment of all beings. As such, it embodies a description of compassion raised to its highest level and lays out the methods through which such powerful loving kindness is achieved.
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(229mm x 152mm x 17mm)
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Author Biography - Shantideva
Shantideva was a Buddhist scholar and a member of the monastic university of Nalanda, which was one of the most celebrated centers of learning in ancient India. He is said to have been a highly unusual and independent person, impervious to social and ecclesiastical pressures, and able to pursue his insights irrespective of public opinion. The Padmakara Translation Group, based in France, has a distinguished reputation for all its translations of Tibetan texts and teachings. Its work has been published in several languages and is renowned for its clear and accurate literary style.