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A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life

Shantideva and Santideva


PUBLISHED: 28th February 1997
ISBN: 9781559390613
ANNOTATION:
Offers insight upon insight as to the way a life should be led.'—Library Journal
A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life
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PUBLISHED: 28th February 1997
ISBN: 9781559390613
ANNOTATION:
Offers insight upon insight as to the way a life should be led.'—Library Journal

Annotation

Offers insight upon insight as to the way a life should be led.'—Library Journal

Publisher Description

In the whole of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, there is no single treatise more deeply revered or widely practiced than A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life. Composed in the eighth century by the Indian Bodhisattva Santideva, it became an instant classic in the curricula of the Buddhist monastic universities of India, and its renown has grown ever since. Santideva presents methods to harmonize one's life with the Bodhisattva ideal and inspires the reader to cultivate the perfections of the Bodhisattva- generosity, ethics, patience, zeal, meditative concentration, and wisdom.

Author Biography

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 attenda

Review

"Will stand for many years as the standard English translation of this key Tibetan Buddhist text."--Publishers Weekly "The Wallaces have produced a concise, literal, and elegant translation. The extant Sanskrit edition frequently differs from the one used in Tibet a millennium ago, and the Wallaces have noted these differences in copious footnotes. These features make their translation both highly readable and an excellent source for scholars of the original languages."--Tricycle

Review Quote

"Will stand for many years as the standard English translation of this key Tibetan Buddhist text."-- Publishers Weekly "The Wallaces have produced a concise, literal, and elegant translation. The extant Sanskrit edition frequently differs from the one used in Tibet a millennium ago, and the Wallaces have noted these differences in copious footnotes. These features make their translation both highly readable and an excellent source for scholars of the original languages."-- Tricycle

Product Details

Author
Shantideva, Santideva
Short Title
GT THE BODHISATTVA WAY OF LIFE
Publisher
Snow Lion Publications
Language
English
ISBN-10
1559390611
ISBN-13
9781559390613
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Year
1997
Publication Date
1997-02-28
Country of Publication
United States
Translator
V.A. Wallace, B. Alan Wallace
Pages
152
Translated from
Tibetan
Audience
General/Trade
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