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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Joyfully I celebrate all the acts of virtue That ease the pains of the lower realms, And rejoice as well when those who suffer Find themselves in states of happiness. This page was last modified on 22 Aprilat The unsurpassable happiness born of blissful buddhahood?

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Thus its benefits are vast beyond all measuring, As the wise Lord Maitreya explained to Sudhana. Now with buddhas as my witness, I invite all beings to lasting happiness, And, before that, to ordinary joys: Like this, all those whose minds are clear, And who adopt bodhicitta with inspiration, Will, to ensure that it grows thereafter, Praise it highly in the following way: Just as the sugatas of former ages, Aroused bodhicitta and then, in stages, Trained themselves in skilful practice, On the genuine path of the bodhivaryavatara.

Translated by Adam Pearcey, New York Public Library. 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: There are also two guides to meditating on the Bodhicharyavatara: Like the bodhicaryavafara and other great elements, And like space itself, may I remain forever, To support the lives of boundless beings, By providing all that they might need.


If even those who do good deeds as repayment For past favours are worthy of some praise, What need is there to mention the bodhisattvas, Whose perfect actions are carried out unbidden?

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Through whatever virtue I have gained By all these actions now performed, Bodhicaryavztara the pain of every living being Be cleared away entirely, never to return. Please support us on Patreon. The name of this commentary is:. With devotion I pay homage to the buddhas gone to bliss, To their Dharma body, noble heirs and all worthy of respect.

To bring an end as well to their delusion— What other virtue is comparable to this? Translated by Adam Pearcey, Ringu Tulku Rinpoche said:. Social Twitter Facebook Instagram. May I become a wishing jewel, a magic vase, A powerful mantra and a medicine of wonder.

They bear their fruit, and then they are no more. In the language of India: If boundless merit comes to anyone who, With the intention to be of benefit, Has the thought simply to relieve the pain Of those afflicted merely with a headache.


Retrieved from ” https: There are ten translations shanntideva Indian commentaries that are included in the Tibetan Tengyur.

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? I take refuge in those great sources of joy Who bring bliss even to those who harm them.

Yet constantly the marvellous tree of bodhicitta Yields fruit and, undiminished, grows forevermore. His Holiness the Dalai Lama advises:. The text of the Bodhicharyavatara has ten chapters. From the moment we genuinely take up This irreversible attitude— The mind that shwntideva to liberate entirely The infinite realms of beings. This body of mine I have now given up, Entirely for the pleasure of all who live. 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?

May I be a tree of miracles granting every wish, And a cow of plenty sustaining all the world.


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