A Guide to the Bodhisattvas

A Guide to the Bodhisattvas

Paperback Meeting the Buddhas

By (author) Vessantara

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  • Publisher: Windhorse Publications
  • Format: Paperback | 144 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 229mm x 10mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Birmingham
  • ISBN 10: 1899579842
  • ISBN 13: 9781899579846
  • Sales rank: 323,656

Product description

Bodhisattvas, or 'Enlightenment Beings', are dedicated to one thing: helping ordinary people on the path towards Enlightenment. The bodhisattvas know that they are not alone; they are not apart from the rest of life. Seeking Enlightenment for themselves alone can never satisfy as they witness the suffering that is all around them. Their vision is to work endlessly in the service of living beings, helping them to achieve Enlightenment. This Guide introduces a panoply of figures, superheroes all, brilliant and beautiful, from the vast array that exists in the Buddhist tradition. Meet Tara, the rescuer, Manjusri the Bodhisattva of Wisdom, Avalokitesvara, the Bodhisattva of compassion, among others.

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Author information

A much published and well-respected Buddhist author, meditator and teacher, Vessantara (Tony McMahon) is a senior member of the Western Buddhist Order. He holds a particular love for Tibetan Buddhism and his known particularly as an effective storyteller.