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This extraordinarily clear exposition on the wisdom section of the Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life is based on an oral teaching given in India by His Holiness the Dalai Lama before an audience of thousands of Tibetans and Westerners in 1979. Shantideva's Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life is one of the most important texts in the Mahayana tradition of Buddhist p ...more
ebook, 144 pages
Published August 16th 2009 by Snow Lion Publications (first published January 1st 1955)
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Kaitlyn
Sep 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A thorough commentary on Shantideva's Wisdom chapter of the Bodhicharyavatara, but clearly one of HHDL earlier teachings. He has since learned how to speak to a wider audience and has challenged the patriarchal views he clearly still had at the time of this teaching.

Mary Overton
Oral commentary by the Dalai Lama, translated by B. Alan Wallace; most recent copyright 2009
From the Foreword:
"This work consists of a translation from the Sanskrit of the ninth chapter of a work entitled A GUIDE TO THE BODHISATTVA WAY OF LIFE by the Indian scholar and contemplative Shantideva. This chapter, named 'Transcendent Wisdom,' sets forth the Centrist, or Madhyamika view of Buddhist philosophy in the context of other Buddhist and non-Buddhist views. From a Western perspective it is phi
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John
Apr 19, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very close, nearly "technical" explication of Shantideva's difficult "wisdom" chapter by HH Tenzin Gyatso. The Dalai Lama's philosophical training and subtle mind are on full display as he interprets Shantideva's teachings on emptiness, impermanence and fundamental interrelatedness. While the rest of Shantideva's Way of the Bodhisattva is almost colloquial, poetic and composed of teachings on practices and moral prescriptions, the "wisdom" chapter reads totally differently. It's a logical, dia ...more
Tim
Oct 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dolly Llama? Seriously, he is wise and his insights worth thinking about.
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Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso (born Lhamo Döndrub), the 14th Dalai Lama, is a practicing member of the Gelug School of Tibetan Buddhism and is influential as a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, the world's most famous Buddhist monk, and the leader of the exiled Tibetan government in India.

Tenzin Gyatso was the fifth of sixteen children born to a farming family. He was proclaimed the
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