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Within the complete of the Tibetan Buddhist culture, there's no unmarried treatise extra deeply respected or greatly practiced than A advisor to the Bodhisattva approach of Life. Composed within the 8th century by way of the Indian Bodhisattva Santideva, it grew to become an speedy vintage within the curricula of the Buddhist monastic universities of India, and its renown has grown ever given that. Santideva provides how you can harmonize one's lifestyles with the Bodhisattva perfect and conjures up the reader to domesticate the perfections of the Bodhisattva: generosity, ethics, endurance, zeal, meditative focus, and knowledge.
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6. For the Propounder of the Truth said that all fears and immea surable sufferings arise from the mind only. 85. Tibetan reads "evil spirits" (byad ma) instead of dakinis. 48 A G UID E TO THE BODHISATTVA WAY OF LIFE 7. Who diligently constructed the weapons in hell? Who devised the floor of heated iron? 86 8. The Sage declared that all of that has arisen from the evil mind, so there is nothing else in the three worlds more formidable than the mind. 9. If the perfection of generosity makes the world free of poverty, how is it possible that the Protectors of the past acquired it, when the world is still impoverished today?
The Panjika, p. " A T T E N D IN G TO THE SPIRIT OF A W A K E N IN G 48. 45 After pondering in this way, I shall make an effort to apply the teachings as they have been explained. How can someone who could be cured by medicine be restored to health if he strays from the physician's advice? 84. This is like an illusion, so I shall abandon the fear in my heart and cultivate perseverance in the pursuit of wisdom. " Chapter V Guarding Introspection 1. Those who wish to protect their practice should zealously guard the mind.
Today I invite the world to Sugatahood and temporal happi ness. May the gods, asuras, and others rejoice in the presence of all the Protectors! 63. " Chapter IV A ttending to the Spirit of A w akening64 1. Thus, upon firmly adopting the Spirit of Awakening, a Child of the Jinas should always vigilantly strive not to neglect his training. 2. Although one has made a commitment, it is appropriate [to re consider] whether or not to do that which has been rashly un dertaken and which has not been well considered.
A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life by Santideva, Vesna A. Wallace, Visit Amazon's B. Alan Wallace Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, B. Alan Wallace,