The Nectar of Manjushri's Speech: A Detailed Commentary on Shantideva's Way of the Bodhisattva

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Shambhala Publications, Feb 9, 2010 - Religion - 512 pages
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The Bodhicharyavatara, or Way of the Bodhisattva, composed by the eighth-century Indian master Shantideva, has occupied an important place in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition throughout its history. It is a guide to cultivating the mind of enlightenment through generating the qualities of love, compassion, generosity, and patience. In this commentary, Kunzang Pelden has compiled the pith instructions of his teacher Patrul Rinpoche, the celebrated author of The Words of My Perfect Teacher.
 

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Contents

Prologue
13
Introduction
15
Part One The Generation of Bodhichitta Where It
41
2
65
Offerings of pleasant substances verses 1419
72
The unsurpassable offering verse 22
78
An explanation of provisional causal refuge
85
Refuge precepts
92
Summary verse 110
291
The actual practice of exchange Why it is necessary
297
How to act once the meditative exchange of self and other
304
An injunction to practice meditative concentration
311
The need for relinquishing attachment to ones body
359
Close mindfulness of the mind
365
Refutation of the belief in otherproduction
372
Conclusion of the argument verses 141142
379

The strength of support verses 4753
107
The strength of amendment
118
Taking Hold of Bodhichitta
119
Part Two How to Prevent Bodhichitta from Weakening
137
Part Three How Bodhichitta Is to Be Developed
233
Part Four Dedication of the Resulting Merit for
391
Notes
443
Works Cited
463
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Kunzang Pelden (sometimes known as Khenpo Kunpel) was born in Tibet in 1862. Renowned for his spiritual realization, he was one of the great monk-scholars of the nonsectarian movement and was instrumental in the preservation of the oral traditions and teachings of the Nyingma school.

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