Published June 1997
by Tharpa Publications .
Written in English
|Contributions||Michael Sington (Narrator)|
|The Physical Object|
Consider undertaking the vows and practice of a Bodhisattva. In taking these vows you will join with the hundreds of thousands of Buddhists in the west and millions in Asia who have done so. As is traditional, you might seek out a Buddhist center or temple and take the Bodhisattva vow in the presence of a teacher. "Taking the vow is like planting the seed of a fast-growing tree, whereas something done for the ego is like sowing a grain of sand. Planting such a seed as the bodhisattva vow undermines ego and leads to a tremendous expansion of perspective. Such heroism, or bigness of mind, fills all of space complety, utterly, absolutely.". A Bodhisattva is a friend of the world who, motivated by compassion, seeks enlightenment to benefit all living beings. In this welcome guide to compassionate living, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso explains in detail how to take and keep the Bodhisattva vows, how to purify negative minds, and how to practice the Bodhisattva’s actions of giving, moral discipline, patience, effort, . The Bodhisattva Vow A Practical Guide to Helping OthersVenerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche More books A Bodhisattva is a person who, motivated by great.
The Bodhisattva Vow book. Read 4 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The Bodhisattva Vow: A Sourcebook is a compilation of commentari /5. The Bodhisattva Vow. K likes. This book is a practical guide to helping others which shows us how to awaken and maintain our compassion in daily ers: K. The Bodhisattva Vow book. Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A Bodhisattva is a friend of the world who, motivated by compass /5. A vow (sdom-pa) is a subtle invisible form on a mental continuum, which shapes ically, it is a restraint from an "uncommendable action" (kha-na ma-tho-ba), either one that is naturally destructive (rang-bzhin-gyi kha-na ma-tho-ba) or one that Buddha prohibited (bcas-pa'i kha-na ma-tho-ba) for specific individuals who are training to reach specific goals.
Kelsang Gyatso, the author of The Bodhisattva Vow, for his inexhaustible great kindness to Dharma students around the world in writing this book. Long may we continue to merit the author’s realized and expert guidance along the spiritual path. We also thank all the dedicated, senior Dharma students. bodhisattva vow. Just as the buddhas of the past Aroused bodhicitta And established themselves by stages In the training of a bodhisattva. Just so, for the beneﬁt of beings, I will arouse bodhicitta And likewise I will train Progressively in those practices. With this vow, “The Main Part” is concluded. The ConclusionFile Size: KB. The Bodhisattva vow is the vow taken by Mahayana Buddhists to attain complete enlightenment for the sake of all sentient beings. One who has taken the vow is nominally known as a Bodhisattva. Whereas the Prātimokṣa vows cease at death, the Bodhisattva vow extends into future lives. There are two traditions of the Bodhisattva vow, one originating from Asanga and . The Bodhisattva Vow, Chapter 2: How to Develop Altruistic Intention. Equanimity. Just as a fresco will only turn out well if it is painted on a smooth surface, equanimity is the essential foundation for the other insights. At present the affection we have for friends and loved ones is mixed with clinging attachment.