6. Compassion

"And now as long as space endures, As long as there are beings to be found, May I continue likewise to remain To drive away the sorrows of the world." (from "The Way of the Bodhisattva" v.10.55). This series of lectures covers Shantideva's, "The Way of the Bodhisattva", a seminal text for the practice of establishing and cultivating compassion and altruism in Mahayana Buddhism. It is a classic Indian text written in the 8th century. Its form is poetic and includes practical advice on cultivating bodhichitta, the heart of compassion, as well as teachings on the six paramitas and emptiness teachings. Verse 55 is said to be the favorite of the Dalai Lama.

Books

 
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1. Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life
Stephen Batchelor's edition of "A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life" was the main text for Norman's ten talks on...
Shantideva Stephen Batchelor
Aug 01, 1999
3. A Flash of Lightning in the Dark of Night: A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life
Another recommended Shantideva text, by the Dalai Lama and the Padmakara Translation Group
Dalai Lama Shantideva
Mar 22, 1994
4. A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life
Another recommended Santideva text, translated by B. Alan Wallace and Vesna A Wallace.
B. Alan Wallace Shantideva
Feb 25, 1997
5. Meaningful to Behold: The Bodhisattva's Way of Life
A commentary on Shantideva's text, by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
Aug 01, 1994
2. The Way of the Bodhisattva: A Translation of the Bodhicharyavatara
Another recommended version of the Shantideva text.
Shantideva
Jun 10, 2003
No Time to Lose
Chodron's excellent personal and in-depth commentary on Shantideva's eighth-century text.
Pema Chodron
Aug 14, 2007
The Nectar of Manjushri's Speech
A much lauded commentary on Shantideva's text, published by the Padmakara translations group. In this commentary, Kun...
Kunzang Pelden
Feb 09, 2010

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Shantideva (Part 01 of 10)
First in a series of talks on Shantideva's "A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life," Stephen Batchelor edition. (Th...
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Mar 02, 2007
Shantideva (Part 02 of 10)
The second in a series of talks on Shantideva's "A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life," Stephen Batchelor edition...
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Feb 14, 2007
Shantideva (Part 03 of 10)
The third in a series of talks on Shantideva's "A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life," Stephen Batchelor edition.
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Feb 28, 2007
Shantideva (Part 04 of 10)
The fourth in a series of talks on Shantideva's "A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life," Stephen Batchelor edition.
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Mar 07, 2007
Shantideva (Part 05 of 10)
The fifth in a series of talks on Shantideva's "A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life," Stephen Batchelor edition.
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Mar 14, 2007
Shantideva (Part 06 of 10)
The sixth in a series of talks on Shantideva's "A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life," Stephen Batchelor edition.
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Mar 21, 2007
Shantideva (Part 07 of 10)
The seventh in a series of talks on Shantideva's "A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life," Stephen Batchelor edition.
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Mar 28, 2007
Shantideva (Part 08 of 10)
The eighth in a series of talks on Shantideva's "A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life," Stephen Batchelor edition.
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Apr 04, 2007
Shantideva (Part 09 of 10)
The ninth in a series of talks on Shantideva's "A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life," Stephen Batchelor edition.
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Apr 11, 2007
Shantideva (Part 10 of 10)
The tenth in a series of talks on Shantideva's "A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life," Stephen Batchelor edition.
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Apr 18, 2007
Seven Points of Mind Training - Point 3 Headlands
Second Talk in series on Training the Mind based on Atisha's Seven Points of Mind Training, a famous teaching of Tibe...
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Mar 15, 2009
Seven Points of Mind Training - Point 4, 5 and 6
Third talk in a series on Training the Mind based on Atisha's Seven Points of Mind Training, a famous teaching of Tib...
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Feb 18, 2009
Seven Points of Mind Training - Point 7
Fourth talk in a series on Training the Mind based on Atisha's Seven Points of Mind Training, a famous teaching of Ti...
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Mar 07, 2009
Seven Points of Mind Training - Points 1 and 2
First Talk in series on Training the Mind based on Atisha's Seven Points of Mind Training, a famous teaching of Tibet...
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Feb 04, 2009
Seven Points of Mind Training - Tonglen Meditation Excercise
Meditation instruction for series on Training the Mind based on Atisha's Seven Points of Mind Training, a famous teac...
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
Feb 04, 2009