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The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva [Kindle Edition]

David Tuffley
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Thirty-seven Practices of a Bodhisattva is an ancient text written in the 14th Century BCE by Tokme Zangpo, a Buddhist monk and scholar who was born in Puljung, south west of the Sakya Monastery in Tibet.

Thirty-seven Practices seeks to make clear the day-to-day behavior of a Bodhisattva (an enlightened being on their way to attaining full Buddhahood for the benefit of all sentient beings). It serves as a practical guide for those people seeking to travel the path of enlightenment. Though short in length, a person could spend a lifetime perfecting the practices.

The work can be seen as a companion to Santideva’s classic work the Bodhicaryavatara.

While there are English translations of this text, they are a little 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. The work 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 works of timeless value.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 176 KB
  • Print Length: 46 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1461032768
  • Publisher: Altiora Publications (15 Jan 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0057SMATE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! 28 April 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva is a classic of Buddhist literature and any translation of it deserves careful handling less the meaning be lost or diluted.

Having read other translations of the work I believe that David Tuffley's version is a good one.

While not a fan of some modernisms, I think the use of modern language in common usage is helpful to make the work accessible to everyone.

Well done.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The world needs more of this kind of books... 9 Sep 2013
By Ana Barroso - Published on Amazon.com
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Great book... I hope everybody could read it... so we can learn a little about love and compassion... The world needs more of this kind of books...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simple Yet Vastly Profound 5 Dec 2012
By Scott - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is so simple yet vastly profound. David succeeds in delivering the message and spirit of the original text by putting it in modern day language. His commentary is superb. I have read a lot a spiritual books and by a stroke of good fortune, I have come across the 37 practices of the Bodhisattva. I love the self-published look, no frills just substance.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A good guide for a bodhisattva 23 Sep 2012
By Elisabeth S. Ducasse - Published on Amazon.com
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It is a useful book of directives with commentaries for people practicing Buddhism. I would recommend it to people who are interested in practicing Buddhism.
5.0 out of 5 stars insightful commentary augments this clearly rendered translation 23 Mar 2014
By K. Hurtado - Published on Amazon.com
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Thank you for the gentle clarity brought to this classic of buddhist practice. Pragmatic, focused -- this is a useful text.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, Succinctly written to allow you to read the practives daily 12 Mar 2014
By Kafkakid - Published on Amazon.com
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I found it was easy to read, and yet after follow-up reads you get a new perspective on the practice.
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