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The Way of the Bodhisattva

By: Shantideva, Padmakara Translation Group, the Dalai Lama - foreword, Kunzang Pelden - commentary
Narrated by: Wulstan Fletcher
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Summary

Treasured by Buddhists of all traditions, The Way of the Bodhisattva (Bodhicharyavatara) is a guide to cultivating the mind of enlightenment, and to generating the qualities of love, compassion, generosity, and patience. This text has been studied, practiced, and expounded upon in an unbroken tradition for centuries, first in India, and later in Tibet. Presented in the form of a personal meditation in verse, it outlines the path of the Bodhisattvas--those who renounce the peace of individual enlightenment and vow to work for the liberation of all beings and to attain buddhahood for their sake.

This version, translated from the Tibetan, is a revision by the translators of the 1997 edition.

Cover art: Guanyin of the Southern Sea, Chinese, Liao (907-1125) or Jin Dynasty (1115-1234), wood with polychrome, 95 by 65 inches, courtesy of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO. Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust, 34-10. Photo: Nelson-Atkins Media Services/Jamison Miller.
©2007 The Padmakara Translation Group (P)2018 Random House Audio

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Every word a delight

Most excellent words, delivered perfectly. Highly recommended for those who wish to walk on the path.

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truly precious

a piece to study everyday till infinity.
from the bottom of my heart I recommend.

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Wonderful beyond words

This book is just magnificent, wisdom and joy pouring out of every word, so recommended

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No foreword or commentary

A somewhat abridged version of a wonderful translation of an essential text. However, this audiobook lacks both the foreword and commentary advertised on the front image as well as in the book details tab on the app. I bought this version specifically for the highly regarded commentary so I found its absence extremely disappointing.

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