Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life: How to Enjoy a Life of Great Meaning and Altruism



An ancient poem for modern times

  • Transform ordinary self-centeredness into loving kindness and altruism
  • Transform ordinary confused views into profound wisdom
  • Become a friend of the world who, motivated by compassion, seeks enlightenment to benefit all living beings

This famous and universally loved poem for daily living has inspired generations of Buddhists and non-Buddhists since it was first composed in the 8th century by the great Buddhist Master, Shantideva. This new translation, made under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, conveys the great lucidity and poetic beauty of the original, while preserving its full impact and spiritual insight.

Reading the verses slowly, while contemplating their meaning, has a profoundly liberating effect on the mind. The poem invokes special positive states of mind, moving us from suffering and conflict to happiness and peace, and gradually introduces us to the entire path to attaining the supreme inner peace of enlightenment, the real meaning of our human life.

ISBN: 9781910368749
Publisher: Tharpa Publications Us
Pub Date: 03/2018
Format: Paperback
Weight: 0.60lbs
Size: 7.70h x 5.00w x 0.60d

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Weight 0.60 lbs
Dimensions 7.70 × 5.00 × 0.60 in