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The Bodhicaryavatara: A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life

The Bodhicaryavatara: A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life [Kindle Edition]

David Tuffley

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The Bodhicaryavatara is an ancient text written in Sanskrit around 700 CE by Santideva, Buddhist monk and scholar who lived at the Nalanda Monastic University in India.

The Bodhicaryavatara roughly translates to A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life. A Bodhisattva is an enlightened being on their way to attaining full Buddhahood for the benefit of all sentient beings. The text has ten chapters that explain how to develop bodhicitta, or the enlightened mind.

Earlier English translations of this text are accurate but difficult to understand for many readers living in the 21st Century. The mode of expression and the figures of speech are the product of that far-off time. This book faithfully re-expresses in modern day language the underlying message of the original text. Every effort has been made to preserve the underlying spirit of the message.

About the Author

David Tuffley PhD combines a career as a university lecturer and researcher with his very personal search for spiritual enlightenment over the past 40 years. Bodhicaryavatara is the fruit of that journey. David's academic interests range across Comparative Religion, Philosophy, Psychology, Anthropology, Literature, History, Software Engineering and Architecture. He blends his broad academic knowledge with the ancient practice of Buddhism and Taoism to create a truly unique work of timeless value.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 269 KB
  • Print Length: 136 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1460961447
  • Publisher: Altiora Publications (23 Jun 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0057SMTWW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #109,550 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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