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All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from September Wikipedia external links cleanup from May Wikipedia spam cleanup from May Although seeking to avoid pain, They run headlong into suffering.


Part of a series on Buddhism History. It is included among the so-called ” thirteen great texts “, which form the core of the curriculum in most shedras and on which Khenpo Shenga provided commentaries. My faith will thus be strengthened for a little while, That I might grow accustomed englisb this virtuous way.

I bow down bodhicnaryavatara all bodhicaryavatara in whom This most precious, sacred mind is born! It has ten chapters dedicated to the development of bodhicitta the mind of enlightenment through the practice of the six perfections Skt. Therefore I do not expect this to be of much use to others, And write it only to acquaint it to my mind.

Here I shall say nothing that has not been said before, And in the art of prosody I have no skill. His Holiness the Dalai Lama said:. Retrieved from ” http: Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment.


What friend is there who does as much? Patrul Rinpoche said that this text can be explained according to the following prayer for bodhichitta:. If you find this site useful, please consider helping us to achieve our goal of translating more classic works from the Buddhist tradition and making them freely engoish.

Many Tibetan scholars, such as Ju Mipham, have written commentaries bodhichzryavatara this text. Social Twitter Facebook Instagram. All ordinary virtues therefore are forever feeble, Whilst negativity is strong and difficult to bear— But for the mind intent on perfect buddhahood, What other virtue could ever overcome it?

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If boundless merit comes to anyone who, With the intention to be of benefit, Has the thought simply to relieve the pain Of those afflicted merely with a headache. O precious, sublime bodhichitta: From the moment we genuinely take up This irreversible attitude— The mind that aspires to liberate entirely The infinite realms of beings, From then on, even while asleep, Or during moments of inattention, A plentiful, unceasing force of merit Will arise, equal to the vastness of the sky.

This commentary is intended for a general audience and it explains basic Buddhist concepts in simple terms that can be easily understood. This section contains Tibetan script.

The Bodhicharyavatara chapter 1

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Navigation menu Personal engpish Log in. Patrul Rinpoche taught Shantideva’s text as many as a hundred times.

This translation was then revised twice, first by Rinchen ZangpoShakya Lodro and Dharmashribhadra in the tenth century, and then by Ngok Loden Sherab and Sumatikirti in the eleventh century. With devotion I pay homage to the buddhas gone to bliss, To their Dharma body, noble heirs and all worthy of respect.

From the moment we genuinely take bodhcharyavatara This irreversible attitude— The mind that aspires to liberate entirely The infinite realms of beings. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Configurations Men of Maize These outlines will be posted as bohdicharyavatara become available. There are those who offer meals occasionally, and to just a few; Their gifts, which are no more than food, are made in just a moment, And with disrespect, to bring nourishment for merely half a day— And yet such people are honoured by the world as virtuous.

Thank you very much! Thus whoever longs for freedom from conditioned states Should grasp this precious bodhicitta and guard it well. Chapter 1 — The Benefits of Bodhicitta With devotion I pay homage to the buddhas gone to bliss, To their Dharma body, noble heirs and all worthy of respect.