Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - The Way of the Bodhisattva by Shantideva

This timeless text of Indo-Tibetan Buddhism has been widely studied and respected for more than a thousand years in all the schools of Tibetan Buddhism, and it is considered one of the great teaching texts of Mahayana Buddhism as well. An exposition of the path of a bodhisattva, a being who puts others before himself, it describes the spiritual path of turning away from selfish concerns and vowing to work for the enlightenment of all beings.

Buy The Way of the Bodhisattva by Shantideva from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781590306147
ISBN-10: 1590306147
Format: Hardback
(178mm x 112mm x 32mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Shambhala Publications Inc
Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United States

Book Reviews - The Way of the Bodhisattva by Shantideva

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Way of the Bodhisattva book by Shantideva and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Shantideva

Shantideva was a scholar in the eighth century from the monastic university Nalanda, one of the most celebrated centers of learning in ancient India. According to legend, Shantideva was greatly inspired by the celestial bodhisattva Manjushri, from whom he secretly received teachings and great insights. Yet as far as the other monks could tell, there was nothing special about Shantideva. In fact, he seemed to do nothing but eat and sleep. In an attempt to embarrass him, the monks forced Shantideva's hand by convincing him to publicly expound on the scriptures. To the amazement of all in attendance that day, Shantideva delivered the original and moving verses of the Bodhicharyavatara. When he reached verse thirty-four of the ninth chapter, he began to rise into the sky, until he at last disappeared. Following this, Shantideva became a great teacher.

Books By Shantideva

Way of the Bodhisattva by Shantideva
Paperback, October 2006
$27.93
Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life by Shantideva
Hardback, April 2002
$32.88