A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life by Santideva
ISBN-10 : 1559390611
ISBN-13 : 9781559390613
Publisher : Snow Lion (January 1, 1997)
A guide to the Bodhisattva ideal and the process of enlightenment, this edition of the classic Buddhist treatise “will stand for many years as the standard English translation” (Publishers Weekly)
In the whole of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, there is no single treatise more deeply revered or widely practiced than A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life. Composed in the eighth century by the Indian Bodhisattva Santideva, it became an instant classic in the curricula of the Buddhist monastic universities of India, and its renown has grown ever since. Santideva presents methods to harmonize one’s life with the Bodhisattva ideal and inspires the reader to cultivate the perfections of the Bodhisattva: generosity, ethics, patience, zeal, meditative concentration, and wisdom.
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