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By Santideva, Vesna A. Wallace, Visit Amazon's B. Alan Wallace Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, B. Alan Wallace,

ISBN-10: 1559390611

ISBN-13: 9781559390613

Within the entire of the Tibetan Buddhist culture, there is not any unmarried treatise extra deeply respected or greatly practiced than A consultant to the Bodhisattva approach of Life. Composed within the 8th century via the Indian Bodhisattva Santideva, it grew to become an fast vintage within the curricula of the Buddhist monastic universities of India, and its renown has grown ever when you consider that. Santideva provides easy methods to harmonize one's lifestyles with the Bodhisattva excellent and evokes the reader to domesticate the perfections of the Bodhisattva: generosity, ethics, persistence, zeal, meditative focus, and knowledge.

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If I do not make an effort now, I shall go from lower to lower states. 13. Innumerable Buddhas have gone by, seeking out every sentient being;66 but through my own fault, I have hot come into the domain of their cure. 14. If I remain like this, as I am now, I will repeatedly come to the miserable states of existence, illness, death, amputation, destruc­ tion, and the like. 15. When shall I encounter the extremely rare appearance of the Tathagata, faith, human existence, and the ability to practice virtue, 16.

89. According to the Panjika, p. 53, "the mind of renunciation" refers to the mind in which all mental engagement has ceased (n ivrtti-m a n asik dra). Tibetan: "Where is the killing of fish and so on prevented? " G U A RD IN G INTROSPECTION 49 12. How many malicious people, as [unending] as space, can I kill? 90 13. Where would there be leather enough to cover the entire world? 91 14. Likewise, I am unable to restrain external phenomena, but I shall restrain my own mind. What need is there to restrain anything else?

134 7. Finding its fuel in discontent originating from an undesired event and from an impediment to desired events, anger becomes inflamed and destroys me. 8. Therefore, I shall remove the fuel of that enemy, for that foe has no function other than to harm me. 9. Even if I fall into extreme adversity, I should not disrupt my happiness. 135 10. If there is a remedy, then what is the use of frustration? If there is no remedy, then what is the use of frustration? 11. For loved ones and for oneself, one does not desire suffering, contempt, verbal abuse, or disgrace; but for an enemy, it is the opposite.

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