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Meaningful to Behold: Becoming a Friend of the World

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A verse-by-verse commentary on Shantideva's "Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life," this exploration illustrates how to engage in a Bodhisattva's actions by transforming daily activities through a strong, compassionate wish to benefit others. The explanations of this universally loved poem show how to ripen one's innate capacity for love, offering genuine ways to give ki ...more
Paperback, 546 pages
Published September 1st 2008 by Tharpa Publications (first published 1980)
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Greg
Sep 21, 2013 Greg rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is the real deal. A serious full-on study text, I think more for a training monk, but contains much that the ordinary person like myself can benefit from.
A commentary to Shantideva's Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life. The Introduction explains the layout of the book and a brief summary of each of the ten chapters. 1. The Benefits of Bodhichitta 2. Disclosure of Evil 3. Full Acceptance of Bodhichitta 4. Conscientiousness 5. Guarding Alertness 6. Patience 7. Effort 8. Concentration
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Jeannine Elliott
This is my absolute favorite book of all time along with Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life, which Meaningful to Behold is a commentary of. I've read this book many times over the years and each time I get something new and helpful to me at that time in my life. If you want to be more compassionate and learn to free yourself and others from suffering, read this book!
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Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso is a fully accomplished meditation master and internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism, particularly know for the revival of the Kadampa school of Tibet.

From the age of eight Geshe-la studied extensively in the great monastic universities of Tibet and earned the title ‘Geshe’, which literally means ‘spiritual friend’. Under the guidance of his Spiritual Guide, Ky
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