A guide to the Bodhisattva's way of life of Shantideva: A by Thrangu Rinpoche

By Thrangu Rinpoche

One of many preferable texts of the Mahayana culture is Shantideva's A advisor to the Bodhisattva's lifestyle. The ebook contains ten chapters which offers with merits of woke up brain; The Confession of adverse Deeds; the total popularity of woke up brain Conscientiousness Guarding Alterness; The Perfection of endurance; The Perfection of Enthusiasm; The Perfection of Meditation; The Perfection of knowledge and commitment. The e-book additionally comprises notes, glossaries, and bibliography

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2. Unsubdued and overwrought elephants do not effect that damage here which the unrestrained mind, an elephant roaming wild, does in the Avici hell and elsewhere. 3. ~f this elephant of mind is bound on all sides by the cord of mindfulness (smrti). all fear disappears and complete happiness comes. 4. All enemies: tigers. lions. elephants. bears. serpents; and all the keepers ofhell: the demons and the horrors (raksasas) 5. · and by the subduing of that one mind, all are subdued: 6. because from the mind are derived all fears and immeasurable sorrows.

The making of otTerings which are associated with body, speech, and mind. Body or material offerings are things such as flowers, scented water, and food. Verbal offerings are reciting songs of praise for the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Mental offerings arc often offering all the accumulated merit one has acquired. 3. Confessing negative actions and thus purifying unvirtuous habits. One admits to doing the negative deed, one feels true remorse and then one resolves not to do it again. 4. Rejoicing in the virtue of others.

I have done evil in various ways. I did not understand that all which has been done must be relinquished. 36. That which is not dear to me will not be; that which is dear to me will not be: and I will not be; and all not be. 37. Whatever reality is experienced, it becomes like a thing remembered. Like a dream-experience all has gone and is not seen again. 38. Many who were here just for a moment have died, whether good or bad, yet · the evil caused by them remains present and terrible. 39. I did not consider that I also am such a stranger.

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