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Within the complete of the Tibetan Buddhist culture, there is not any unmarried treatise extra deeply respected or largely practiced than A consultant to the Bodhisattva method of Life. Composed within the 8th century via the Indian Bodhisattva Santideva, it turned an speedy vintage within the curricula of the Buddhist monastic universities of India, and its renown has grown ever on account that. Santideva offers tips on how 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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According to the Pañjiká, p. 75, the Triskandha is a compilation of the confession of sins (pápa-desaná), the rejoicing in virtue (p u n y á n u m o d a n a ), and the ripening of Awakening (b odh i-parin ám a). rGyal tshab dar ma rin chen's commentary, sP yo d 'jug m a m bshad rgyal sras 'jug n gogs, 1973, cites the Triskandha as the confession of sins (sd ig pa bshags pa), the accumulation of merit (bsod nam s g s a g pa), and methods to prevent virtue from being exhausted and to increase it (dge ba m i z a d cin g spel ba'i thabs).
52 12. For the sake of all beings I have made this body pleasureless. 53 13. Let them play with my body. Let them laugh at it and ridicule it. What does it matter to me? 54 50. The Panjika, p. " 51. " 52. Tibetan: "As a result of surrendering everything, there is n irvan a, [and] my mind seeks nirvan a. " 53. Tibetan: "I have already given this body to all beings for them to do with it what they like. " 54. " A D O P TIN G THE SPIRIT OF A W A K E N IN G 14. 55Whoever resorts to me, may it never be in vain.
Seeking protection, I earnestly invoke noble Akasagarbha, Ksitigarbha, and all the Compassionate Ones. 52. 42 53. After neglecting your counsel, in terror I go to you for refuge now as I face this fear. Swiftly remove my fear! 54. Even one frightened by a fleeting illness would not disregard the physician's advice; how much more so one afflicted by the four hundred and four diseases,43 39. " 40. '" 41. According to the Panjika, p. 33, "Vajri" here refers to Vajrapani, and "others" refers to Yaksas, Raksasas, etc.
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,