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Like the bestselling A Flash of Lightning in the Dark of the Night, Practicing Wisdom focuses on Shantideva's Way of the Bodhisattva. While the former includes only a brief introduction to Shantideva's complex and crucial ninth chapter on insight, Practicing Wisdom is a full and detailed follow-up commentary, making it an invaluable statement on the fundamental concept beh ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published June 15th 2004 by Wisdom Publications
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Jan 09, 2015 Sara E. rated it liked it
It's quite technical, diving into rather deep philosophical territory. So it may not be for everybody. But for people interested in these topics, the book is a helpful guide.
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Excellent commentary on the ninth chapter of Shandideva's text. I really like the meditation suggestions at the end of each chapter. Very helpful.

Nagarjuna states that the root of enlightenment is bodhichitta. And the root of this altruistic mind is karuna, great compassion, whose complementary and enhancing factor is the wisdom of realizing emptiness. The practice of these three leads to the awakened mind. This book will help in the mental training needed to awaken.
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This one stays on my bedside table so that I can attempt to understand Shantideva...
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