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Many Tibetan scholars, such as Ju Mipham, have written commentaries on this text. Theatre of the Mind Through this, my faith will be strengthened for a while, And I will grow more accustomed to what is virtuous. Contemplating wisely throughout the ages, The mighty buddhas have seen its great benefit: To those who go in bliss, and the dharmakaya they possess, and all their heirs, To all those worthy of respect, I reverently bow.

Thank you bodhicharyaavtara much! According to the scriptures, I shall now briefly describe The practice of the Bodhisattva discipline.


That it helps the boundless multitude of beings Easily to gain the highest states of bliss. Configurations Men of Maize By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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. Therefore I do not expect this to be of much use to others, And write it only to acquaint it to my mind. 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?


Here I shall say nothing that has not been said before, And in the art of prosody I have no skill. It has ten chapters dedicated to the development of bodhicitta the mind of enlightenment through the practice of the six perfections Skt. O precious, sublime bodhichitta: Translated by Adam Pearcey, To generate Bodhicitta in myself as much as possible probably will change many concepts and certitudes.

Just as one understands the difference Between wishing to go and setting out upon a journey, The wise should understand these two, Recognizing their difference and their order. Privacy policy About Rigpa Wiki Disclaimers. The text of the Bodhicharyavatara has ten chapters. 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: All other virtues are like the plantain tree: According to this view, the whole text of this book can be divided into four sections, as expressed in this prayer.

This page was last modified on 22 Aprilat The text begins with a chapter describing the benefits of the wish to reach enlightenment. Pather Panchali Jagari 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?


Navigation menu Personal tools Log in. It is included among the so-called ” thirteen great texts “, which form the core englieh the curriculum in most shedras and on which Khenpo Shenga provided commentaries. But others who now chance upon my words May profit also, equal to myself in fortune.

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I feel very grateful to Rinpoche and everybody who joins here. Patrul Rinpoche taught Shantideva’s text as many as a hundred times. Part of a series on Buddhism History.

The Autobiography of Arai Hakuseki c. His Holiness the Dalai Lama said:. This free and well-favoured human form is difficult to obtain. I therefore have no thought that this might be of benefit to others; I wrote it only to habituate my mind.

Thus its benefits are vast beyond all measuring, As the wise Lord Maitreya explained to Sudhana. Do the gods or the great sages? New York Public Library. Views Read Edit View history.

I will find myself giving up defenses and offenses. Four Stages Arhat Buddha Bodhisattva. Most commentaries also include an introduction that establishes the context and background for the text.

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche said:. This section contains Tibetan script. The name of this commentary is:.