The Bodhisattva Vow

A guide to compassionate living, this resource explains how to take and keep the Bodhisattva vows, how to purify downfalls, and how to practice the Bodhisattva’s deeds of giving, moral discipline, patience, effort, and wisdom.

Author: Kelsang Gyatso

Publisher: Tharpa Publications US

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Category: Religion

Page: 136

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A guide to compassionate living, this resource explains how to take and keep the Bodhisattva vows, how to purify downfalls, and how to practice the Bodhisattva’s deeds of giving, moral discipline, patience, effort, and wisdom.


The Bodhisattva Vow

Through the unifying bond of love, The Bodhisattva Vow harmonizes Eastern and Western tradition. The story's narrative touches the depths of anguished humanity and carries ideas of embodied compassion, abiding patience, and enduring love.

Author: Jodi Lynn

Publisher: Tellwell Talent

ISBN: 9780228828327

Category: Religion

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A Bodhisattva is a person filled with compassion for everybody. Bodhisattvas vow to embody love and to free all people from suffering. At the end of life, instead of entering heaven or nirvana (a Buddhist word for heaven), Bodhisattvas choose to reincarnate (live again) in another form. In each form and lifetime, they help free people from distress. Bodhisattvas are people who walk among us. A Bodhisattva could be anyone - our neighbors, bankers, teachers, and bus drivers. They could also be our furry or feathery companions - a mangy dog or a parakeet. In The Bodhisattva Vow, the central character forgets that he is a Bodhisattva. He also becomes furious with God for the suffering he sees in the world. He can hardly wait to see God and unleash all of his anger; however, instead of facing God when he dies, he is called to earth once again. In this lifetime, he must forgive God, and most importantly, remember who he is - a Bodhisattva! In his path back to recognize his true identity, he must grapple with age-old questions, namely, why is there suffering? Will suffering end? And ultimately, will everything be ok? Through the unifying bond of love, The Bodhisattva Vow harmonizes Eastern and Western tradition. The story's narrative touches the depths of anguished humanity and carries ideas of embodied compassion, abiding patience, and enduring love. The Bodhisattva Vow principally suggests that love is knit within the fabric of the universe, love is what moves humanity, and finally, love is what calls all people home.

Profound View Fearless Path

This pocket sized book is a commentary and discussion of the Bodhisattva Vow, the basic vow of Mahayana Buddhism. It is presented with the views of both the lineage of Profound View and Vast Conduct.

Author: Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

Publisher: Siddhi

ISBN: 9780968768945

Category: Bodhisattva (The concept)

Page: 69

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This pocket sized book is a commentary and discussion of the Bodhisattva Vow, the basic vow of Mahayana Buddhism. It is presented with the views of both the lineage of Profound View and Vast Conduct.

The Bodhisattva Vow

These teachings by Geshe Sonam Rinchen explain the altruistic wish to attain enlightenment and the precepts of training which accompany it.

Author: Sonam Rinchen

Publisher: Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 235

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These teachings by Geshe Sonam Rinchen explain the altruistic wish to attain enlightenment and the precepts of training which accompany it.

The Bodhisattva Path of Wisdom and Compassion

Compilation of Ch'ogyam Trungpa Rinpoche's Vajradhatu Seminary teachings in three volumes.

Author: Chögyam Trungpa

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590308034

Category: Religion

Page: 512

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Compilation of Ch'ogyam Trungpa Rinpoche's Vajradhatu Seminary teachings in three volumes.

The Way of the Bodhisattva

Throughout the verses of this text, Shantideva is able to communicate the qualities of precision, contemplative experience, and lyrical beauty, which have served to inspire generations of spiritual aspirants.

Author: Shantideva

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590306147

Category: Religion

Page: 361

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This timeless text of Indo-Tibetan Buddhism has been widely studied and respected for more than a thousand years in all the schools of Tibetan Buddhism, and it is considered one of the great teaching texts of Mahayana Buddhism as well. An exposition of the path of a bodhisattva, a being who puts others before himself, it describes the spiritual path of turning away from selfish concerns and vowing to work for the enlightenment of all beings.

The Bodhisattva Path of Wisdom and Compassion volume 2

Chögyam Trungpa continues his study of the three “yanas” of Tibetan Buddhism with this overview of the teachings of the mahayana This three-volume collection presents in lively, relevant language the comprehensive teachings of the ...

Author: Chogyam Trungpa

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834828596

Category: Religion

Page: 528

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The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma represents meditation master Chögyam Trungpa’s greatest contribution to Western Buddhism. This three-volume collection presents in lively, relevant language the comprehensive teachings of the Tibetan Buddhist path of the hinayana, mahayana, and vajrayana. This work will resonate with new students of Buddhism as well as the most senior students. The second volume, The Bodhisattva Path of Wisdom and Compassion, presents the bodhisattva teachings of the mahayana. At this point, having trained and seen the benefits of looking within, the student begins to shift their focus outward to the broader world. Formal entry into the mahayana occurs with taking the bodhisattva vow. Mahayana practitioners dedicate themselves to the service of all sentient beings, aspiring to save them from sorrow and confusion, and vowing to bring them to perfect liberation. This stage of the path emphasizes the cultivation of wisdom through the view and experience of emptiness, or shunyata, in which all phenomena are seen to be unbounded, completely open, ungraspable, and profound. From the ground of shunyata, compassionate activity is said to arise naturally and spontaneously. In addition to mindfulness and awareness, the mahayanist practices lojong, or "mind training," based on the cultivation of the paramitas, or "transcendent virtues": generosity, discipline, patience, exertion, meditation, and prajna, or "knowledge." As a component of lojong, tonglen, or "sending and taking," is practiced in order to increase maitri, or loving-kindness. Other topics covered in detail in this volume include bodhichitta, skillful means, Buddha nature and basic goodness, Madhyamaka, the ten bhumis, the three kayas, and more.


SHANTIDEVA S A GUIDE TO THE BODHISATTVA S WAY OF LIFE

This edition of The Bodhisattva's Way of Life is unique because it combines both a translation of the root text with each verse or set of verses followed by a lucid and relevant commentary by Thrangu Rinpoche.

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Publisher: Library of Tibetan Works and Archives

ISBN: 9383441844

Category: Religion

Page: 263

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The Bodhisattva’s Way of Life is one of the most dearly beloved Buddhist texts, which has been taught and often quoted by the Dalai Lama as well as many other great Tibetan masters. Because of its relevance to modern times, his text has been translated into a dozen languages. The Bodhisattva's Way of Life was written by the eighth century Indian Bodhisattva, Shantideva, and is a comprehensive outline of everything one needs to know to be a Bodhisattva. A Bodhisattva is someone who decides to work towards achieving enlightenment and to not give up this task until all other sentient beings are liberated. The Bodhisattva's Way of life begins by explaining how and why to make offerings to the Three Jewels and how take the bodhisattva vow (which is still being done this way 1,400 years later). The book also covers how to develop compassion towards those we like and also those who want to harm us. It explains the need to develop selflessness and how to actually do this, as well as how to develop patience with those people and things that obstruct us. It also describes how we should carry ourself in a peaceful and pleasing way to others and how to develop diligence and how to practice meditation. The famous ninth chapter, finally, explains how we should understand emptiness of all phenomena. This edition of The Bodhisattva's Way of Life is unique because it combines both a translation of the root text with each verse or set of verses followed by a lucid and relevant commentary by Thrangu Rinpoche. Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche is very well suited for this task, being a renowned Buddhist scholar who has had three decades of experience teaching students in centers across Asia, Europe, and North America. Thrangu Rinpoche has been teaching Western and Asian students Buddhism for thirty years and is author of 50 books on Buddhism. He holds the highest Lharampa degree for mastering the major teachings of all four lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. Because of his outstanding scholarship he was appointed by the Dalai Lama to be a personal tutor for the Seventeenth Karmapa.

Guide to the Bodhisattva s Way of Life Volume 5

References on the Bodhisattva vows in English include: Bokar Rinpoche. Taking
the Bodhisattva Vow. Translated by Christine Buchet. San Francisco, California:
ClearPoint Press, 1997. Dragpa Gyaltsen, Sakya. Candragomin's Twenty Verses
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ISBN: 193499426X

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Being Upright

Being Upright takes us beyond the conventional interpretation of ethical precepts to the ultimate meaning that informs them. Reb Anderson first introduces us to the fundamental ideas of Zen Buddhist practice.

Author: Tenshin Reb Anderson

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 193048559X

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Being Upright takes us beyond the conventional interpretation of ethical precepts to the ultimate meaning that informs them. Reb Anderson first introduces us to the fundamental ideas of Zen Buddhist practice. Who was Shakyamuni Buddha and what was his central teaching? What does it mean to be a bodhisattva and take the bodhisattva vow? Why should we confess and acknowledge our ancient twisted karma? What is the significance of taking refuge in Buddha, dharma, and sangha? The author explores the ten basic precepts, including not killing, not stealing, not lying, not misusing sexuality, and not using intoxicants. A gifted storyteller, Anderson takes us to the heart of situations, where moral judgments are not easy and we do not have all the answers. With wisdom and compassion, he teaches us how to confront the emotional and ethical turmoil of our lives.

Three vow Theories in Tibetan Buddhism

250 when the bodhisattva vows are actually produced , they come into being as
of the same nature with the Mahāyāna prātimokṣa by way of adding a quality to
what is of the same nature . 3. and 4. After obtaining the auditor prātimokșa there
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Author: Jan-Ulrich Sobisch

Publisher: Reichert Verlag

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Category: Religion

Page: 575

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English description: Since the 12th century, a central feature of Buddhism in Tibet was its harmonizing of tantric practice with the moral codes of monastic discipline and Bodhisattva altruism. All masters maintained the vajrayana or tantric path to be superior to the two "lower" codes, but they described this superiority differently. In the present study, Jan-Ulrich Sobisch explores for the first time in detail the three main strategies maintained by the oldest Tibetan schools for explaining the relations of the three codes. German description: Ein Kernpunkt des tibetischen Buddhismus ist seine Harmonisierung tantrischer Praxis mit dem Moralkodex klosterlicher Disziplin und dem Altruismus der Bodhisattvas. Alle Gelehrten vertraten die Ansicht, dass Vajrayana bzw. der tantrische Pfad den Regeln der beiden "niederen" Fahrzeuge uberlegen sei, sie beschrieben diese Uberlegenheit jedoch unterschiedlich. In der vorliegenden Studie werden von Jan-Ulrich Sobisch zum ersten Mal die drei hauptsachlichen Strategien im Detail untersucht, die von den altesten tibetischen Schulen vertreten werden, um das Verhaltnis der drei Kodizes zueinander zu erlautern.

A Guide to the Bodhisattva s Way of Life of Shantideva

When these vows have been broken , then they have been compared to a broken
clay pot . Once a clay pot has been broken , it is difficult to repair . On the other
hand , bodhisattva vows are said to be like a golden vase . Even though we might
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Author: Rinpoche Thrangu

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One Of The Foremost Texts Of The Mahayana Tradition.

The Heart of the Buddha

In The Heart of the Buddha, the Tibetan meditation master Chögyam Trungpa presents the basic teachings of Buddhism as they relate to everyday life. The book is divided into three parts.

Author: Chogyam Trungpa

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590307666

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Chögyam Trungpa, Tibetan meditation master, discusses the open, inquisitive, and good-humored qualities of the “heart of the Buddha,” an “enlightened gene” that everyone possesses. The book is divided into three parts. In “Personal Journey,” the author discusses the qualities of openness, inquisitiveness, and good humor that characterize the enlightened Buddha-nature in everyone. In “Stages on the Path,” he presents the three vehicles—Hinayana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana—that carry the Buddhist practitioner toward enlightenment. In “Working with Others,” he describes the direct application of Buddhist teachings to topics as varied as relationships, drinking, children, and money. The Heart of the Buddhareflects Trungpa's great appreciation for Western culture and deep understanding of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, which enabled him to teach Westerners in an effective, contemporary way.

Asanga s Chapter on Ethics with the Commentary of Tsong Kha Pa The Basic Path to Awakening the Complete Bodhisattva

The purpose ( in mentioning prātimokṣa in context of bodhisattva vow , as does
the Bbh ] is to speak definitively . By analogy , one says , ' I take refuge in the
Three until awakening ( has been achieved ) . ' " Hence in the Bbh mention is
made ...

Author: Asaṅga

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780889460546

Category: Philosophy

Page: 358

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In addition to the English translations, the book includes an extensive introduction to situate the texts in their historical and religious contexts. Also included are translations of related documents, extensive bibliography, and index.

The Complete Works of At a r D pa kara J na Jo bo rje

And then after rising , the Spiritual Friend should speak these words to the
bodhisattva who has taken the Bodhisattva Vow : " Bodhisattva ( Name ) , do thou
listen . This is the essence of the thing : Whenever the Act of Declaration of a ...

Author: Atīśa

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Category: Buddhism

Page: 600

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These translations of the 11th century Tibetan texts of Atisa open important charismatic documents for the general reader of Buddhism.Although these texts have been acknowledged for centuries as the source and inspiration of the Dge- lugs-pa and Bka?-gdams-pa monastic orders? in Tibet and Central Asia,the writings of Atisa have only recently found more interest among Western scholars. The Lamp for the Path and its Commentary were translated and published in 1983 by Richard Sherburne,and are included in this book,but newly added are his translations of the Twenty-five Key Texts authored by Atisa himself.The Key Texts are found in the Tibetan Tengyur in a collection called the The Hundred Root Texts (rtsa brgya )which were preserved by Atisa s followers as fundamental for a proper study of Buddhist theory and practice.

The Foundations of Tibetan Buddhism

If we are able to take the bodhisattva vow and keep it in good faith , the benefits
that accrue are quite incredible . In the context of the bodhisattva vow , it is a very
serious thing to cheat or deceive those we respect , for example , our spiritual ...

Author: Karma-raṅ-byuṅ-kun-khyab-phrin-las (Khenpo Kalu.)

Publisher: Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated

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Category: Religion

Page: 193

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"Foundations of Tibetan Buddhism presents the fundamental practices of this tradition in a clear and easily accessible manner. Beginning with an overview of the Buddhist path, Kalu Rinpoche goes on to explain the preliminary practices of taking refuge, prostrations, Dorje Sempa purification meditation, mandala practice, guru yoga and the guru-disciple relationship. He then discusses the vows of the lay person, the bodhisattva, and the tantric practitioner. The book closes with a explanation of meditation both with and without an object and the key points of mahamudra meditation."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Shambhala Sun

THE BODHISATTVA Vow : Putting Others Before Self " By taking the bodhisattva
vow , we actually present ourselves as the property of sentient beings . We allow
others to use us in whatever way they choose . As the earth sustains the air and ...

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