The Bodhisattva Vow: The Essential Practices of Mahayana Buddhism
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
- ISBN: 9788178220673, 8178220679
- Year of Publication: 2002
- Binding: Paperback
- Edition: first
- No. of Pages: 136
- Language: English
A Bodhisattva's every action is motivated by the wish to attain full enlightenment for the sake of others; to fulfil this wish he or she takes the Bodhisattva vows keeps them by practising the six perfections-giving, moral discipline, patience, effort, concentration, and wisdom. In this welcome guide to compassionate living, Geshe Kelsang explains in detail how to take and keep the Bodhisattva vows. He gives clear and practical advice on every aspect of a Bodhisattva's moral discipline, as well as explaining a special practice for purifying our mind. With this book as our companion we can enter into the Bodhisattva's way of life and swiftly accomplish full enlightenment.
It may serve as: A practical guide to the bodhisattva's way of life; An explanation of the Bodhisattva vows and six perfections; An essential companion for practitioners of Mahayana Buddhism.
About the Author(s)
GESHE KELSANG GYATSO, a fully accomplished meditation master and internationally renowed teacher of Buddhism, is the author of a series of highly acclaimed books that transmit perfectly the ancient wisdom of Buddhism to our contemporary life. He has also founded many Buddhist Centres throughout the World.