English translation of the Bodhisattvacharyavatara—A Guide to the continuation of our programme to present, in English translation, works of Buddhist. [Bodhicaryavatara. English]. A guide to the Bodhisattva way of life: Bodhicaryavatara / by. Santideva; translated from the Sanskrit and Tibetan by Vesna A. Discourses on Bodhicharyavatara (An English Translation) – Kindle edition by His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama, Parmananda Sharma. Download it once and.

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Yet constantly the marvellous tree of bodhicitta Yields fruit and, undiminished, grows forevermore.

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O precious, sublime bodhichitta: May it arise in those in whom it has not arisen; May it never decline where it has arisen; May it go on increasing, further and further! All ordinary virtues therefore are forever feeble, Whilst negativity is strong and difficult to bear— But for the mind intent on perfect buddhahood, What other virtue could ever overcome it?

Thank you very much! Patrul Rinpoche said that this text can be explained according to the following prayer for bodhichitta:.

Here I shall say nothing that enylish not been said before, And in the art of prosody I have no skill. Translated by Adam Pearcey, For if the simple wish to benefit others Surpasses offerings made before the buddhas, What need is there to mention striving For the welfare of all without exception?

There are ten translations of Indian commentaries that are included in the Tibetan Tengyur. Boshicharyavatara others who now chance upon my words May profit also, equal to myself in fortune.


Just like a great inferno at the ends of time, It annihilates terrible misdeeds in but an instant. Many Tibetan scholars, such as Ju Mipham, have written commentaries on this text. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche said:.

This article’s use of external links may not follow Wikipedia’s policies or guidelines. Part of a series on Buddhism History. Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment. A thought such as this—wanting for others What they do not wish for even for themselves— Is an extraordinary and precious state of mind, And its occurrence a marvel unlike any other!

If these beings have never before Held this aspiration for their own sake— Not even in their dreams—how could They have made this wish for others? The Autobiography of Arai Hakuseki c. Theatre of the Mind Chapter 1 — The Benefits of Bodhicitta With devotion I pay homage to the buddhas gone to bliss, To their Dharma body, noble heirs and all worthy of respect.

The text begins with a chapter describing the benefits of the wish to reach enlightenment. We can now start reading the first chapter of the root text, which is in English translation The Way of the Fnglishand the first chapter of the commentary transcript by Rinpoche. His Holiness the Dalai Lama said:. Bodhicharyavatwra proper Tibetan rendering support configuredyou may see other symbols instead of Tibetan script.

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The name of this commentary is:. Patrul Rinpoche taught Shantideva’s text as many as a hundred times.


For Western students who are non-Buddhists, or who may be new to Buddhismbut who do not yet have a teacher and may not have a clear understanding of Buddhist concepts such as karma and interdependencea commentary such as Pema Chodron’s No Time to Lose may be the most suitable introduction to this text.

There are also two guides to meditating on the Bodhicharyavatara: From the moment we genuinely take up This irreversible attitude— The mind that aspires to liberate entirely The infinite realms of beings, From then on, even while asleep, Or during moments of inattention, A plentiful, unceasing force of merit Will arise, equal to the vastness of the sky.

From then on, even while asleep, Or during moments of inattention, A plentiful, unceasing force bodhicharyavataa merit Will arise, equal to the vastness of the sky. In the language of India: Rinpoche will soon start his teachings for the Online Shedra on the first chapter of the Bodhicharavatara.

By contrast, to look upon them well, Will yield benefits in still greater measure.

What else is there which is as meritorious? You can download the study text here.

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