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The Way of the Bodhisattva: a Translation of the Bodhicharyavatara by Shantideva, translated by the Padmakara Translation Group


 
Widely acclaimed and respected for more than one thousand years, The Way of the Bodhisattva is one of the great classics of Mahayana Buddhism. Presented in the form of a personal meditation in verse, it outlines the path of the bodhisattvas-those beings who, turning aside from the sufferings of the world of samsara, nevertheless renounce the peace of individual salvation and vow to work for the wellfare of all beings, and to attain enlightenment for their sake.

Like the earth and the pervading elements,
Enduring as the sky itself endures,
For boundless multitudes of living beings,
May I be their ground and sustenance.

Thus for every thing that lives,
As far as are the limits of the sky,
May I provide their livelihood and nourishment
Until they pass beyond the bonds of suffering.

--From Chapter III.

214 pp.

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