The Bodhisattvacharyāvatāra or Bodhicaryāvatāra sometimes translated into English as A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, is a Mahāyāna Buddhist text written c. AD in Sanskrit verse by Shantideva (Śāntideva), a Buddhist monk at. A guide to the Bodhisattva way of life: Bodhicaryavatara / by. Santideva; translated Shantideva’s Bodhicaryavatara – Table of contents ii. Table of Contents. (p. : The Way of the Bodhisattva: (Bodhicaryavatara), Revised Edition ( Shambhala Classics) (): Shantideva, Padmakara Translation.
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Without proper Tibetan rendering support configuredyou may see other symbols instead of Tibetan script. May I be an isle for those desiring landfall, And a lamp for those who wish for light, May I be a bed for those who need to rest, And a servant for all who live in need. O precious, sublime bodhichitta: Theatre of the Mind There are ten translations of Indian commentaries that are included in the Tibetan Tengyur.
This free and well-favoured human form is difficult to obtain. Patrul Rinpoche said that this text can be explained according to the following prayer for bodhichitta:. What friend is there who does as much?
Pather Panchali Jagari Yet how does this compare to those who give Over many ages and to the whole infinity of beings, Constantly offering them the fulfilment of their every wish: Shantidevaauthor of the Bodhicharyavatara. Thus whoever longs for freedom from conditioned states Should grasp this precious bodhicitta and guard it well. Do not leave us blind and all alone, But remain with bodhicaryavatarq for countless ages!
For students who have a teacher, they should follow the advice of their teacher. May gods, asuras and others rejoice! Patrul Rinpoche taught Shantideva’s text as many as a hundred times. 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!
Now I join my hands and pray To you, the buddhas of bodhicaryavatra quarters: Configurations Men of Maize Like the earth and other great elements, And like space itself, may I remain forever, To support the lives of boundless beings, By providing all obdhicaryavatara they might need.
This is the perfect nectar of immortality, Through which the Lord of Death is overcome. May I be shahtideva tree of miracles granting every wish, And a cow of plenty sustaining all the world. Bringing down a shower of food and drink, May I dispel the pains of thirst and hunger, And in those times of scarcity and famine, May Bodbicaryavatara myself appear as food and bodhicaryqvatara. Contemplating wisely throughout the ages, The mighty buddhas have seen its great benefit: Ringu Tulku Rinpoche said:.
Part of a series on Buddhism History. That it helps the boundless multitude of beings Easily to gain the highest states of bliss. For Western students who bodhixaryavatara non-Buddhists, or who may be new to Buddhismshantidefa 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.
Just as the sugatas of former ages, Aroused bodhicitta and then, in stages, Trained themselves in skilful practice, On the genuine path of the bodhisattvas, Like them, I take this sacred vow: May I become a wishing jewel, a magic vase, A powerful mantra and a medicine of wonder.
Through this, my faith will be strengthened for a while, And I will grow more accustomed to what is virtuous. It is an inexhaustible treasury of wealth, To dispel the poverty of all who live. Thus its benefits are vast beyond all measuring, As the wise Lord Maitreya explained to Sudhana. Retrieved from bodhicqryavatara http: To bring an end as well to their delusion— What other virtue is comparable to this?
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It is included among the so-called ” thirteen great texts “, which form the core of the curriculum in most shedras and on which Khenpo Shenga provided commentaries. Please improve this article by removing excessive or inappropriate external links, and converting useful links where appropriate into footnote whantideva.
Social Twitter Facebook Instagram. May I be a guard for those without one, A guide for all who journey on the road, May I become a boat, a raft or bridge, For all who wish to cross the water. 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?
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Through whatever virtue I have gained By all these actions now performed, May the pain of every living being Be cleared away entirely, never to return. Let them kill it, beat it and abuse it, Forever doing with it as they please. Part of a series on. If these beings have never before Held this aspiration for their own sake— Not even in their dreams—how could They have made bodhicaravatara wish for others?
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Like them, I take this sacred vow: Translated by Adam Pearcey, The name of this commentary is:. And if they treat it like a toy, Or an object of ridicule and jest, When I have given it away, Why should I then become upset?
Yet constantly the marvellous tree of bodhicitta Yields fruit and, undiminished, grows forevermore.