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A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life

by Shantideva

Shantideva is particularly renowned as the author of the Bodhicaryavatara (sometimes also called the Bodhisattvacaryavatara). An English translation of the Sanskrit version of the Bodhicaryavatara is available online, as well as in print in a variety of translations, sometimes glossed as "A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way Of Life" or "Entering the Path of Enlightenment." It is a long poem describing the process of enlightenment from the first thought to full buddhahood and is still studied by Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhists today.

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Shantideva was an 8th-century CE Indian philosopher, Buddhist monk, poet and scholar at the university at Nalanda. He was an adherent of the Madhyamaka philosophy of Nagarjuna. He is also considered...

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