Meaningful to Behold

Meaningful to Behold : Becoming a Friend of the World

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Many people have the compassionate wish to benefit others, but few understand how to accomplish this effectively in daily life. Bodhisattvas are friends of the world who have such strong compassion they are able to transform all their daily activities into methods to benefit others. The path of the Bodhisattva was exquisitely explained in the universally loved poem Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life by the 8th century master Shantideva. With this commentary by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, the effectiveness and profundity of this way of life are clearly revealed and made practical for our modern world.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 608 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 30.48mm | 566.99g
  • Ulverston, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 5th ed.
  • 1910368490
  • 9781910368497
  • 1,084,675

Table of contents

Illustrations vi; Foreword vii; Acknowledgements pix; Introduction p1; Chapter 1: The Benefits of Bodhichitta p11; Chapter 2: Disclosure of Evil p59; Chapter 3: Full Acceptance of Bodhichitta p111; Chapter 4: Conscientiousness p145; Chapter 5: Guarding the Mind with Alertness p185; Chapter 6: Patience p233; Chapter 7: Effort p281; Chapter 8: Concentration p313; Chapter 9: Wisdom p397; Chapter 10: Dedication p505; Conclusion p519; The Condensed Meaning of the Commentary p521; Appendix I: Liberating Prayer p543; Glossary p547; Bibliography p565; Study Programmes of Kadampa Buddhism p571; Tharpa Offices Worldwide p577; Index p579; Further Reading p593; Finding Your Nearest Kadampa Meditation Centre p598;
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About Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche is a fully accomplished meditation master and internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism who has pioneered the introduction of modern Buddhism into contemporary society. He is the author of 22 highly acclaimed books that perfectly transmit the ancient wisdom of Buddhism to our modern world, and which form the basis of several popular study and meditation programmes. He has also founded over 1200 Kadampa Buddhist centres and groups throughout the world.
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