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Book Giveaway: The Way of the Bodhisattva

Way of the BodhisattvaThe Way of the Bodhisattva
by Shantideva, translated by Padmakara Translation Group
Shambhala Library edition

All those who slight me to my face
Or do to me some other evil,
Even if they blame me or slander me,
May they attain the fortune of enlightenment!

May I be a guard for those who are protectorless,
A guide for those who journey on the road.
For those who wish to cross the water,
May I be a boat, a raft, a bridge.

Treasured by Buddhists of all traditions, this hardcover edition of The Way of the Bodhisattva includes a ribbon page-marker. Only slightly larger than a postcard in height and width, it’s the perfect size to carry with you on any kind of journey. Leave a comment below for a chance to win a copy. Congrats to Eliza R.! Thanks for your comments, everyone, and stay tuned for more giveaways.

130 thoughts on “Book Giveaway: The Way of the Bodhisattva

  1. A skilled Practitioner suggested I lear Shambhala. If I win this book then so will others because I will share knowledge of Shambhala with people – it is the right thing to do, no matter who wins – please spread the word !!

  2. With a wish to free all beings
    I will always go for refuge
    To the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha
    Until I reach full enlightenment.
    Enthused by compassion and wisdom,
    Today, in the presence of the Buddha,
    I will generate the mind of full awakening
    For the benefit of all sentient beings
    Throughout limitless space.
    As long as space remains,
    As long as sentient beings remain,
    Until then, may I too remain
    To dispell the miseries of this world.

  3. Over about the last year I have been hearing and reading a little about the way of the Bodhisattva… The want to attain enlightenment for the good of others… I’m not sure whether my desire to reach a point of deep peace is purely for the good of others… I know at this point in my life, part of my desire is based in ego… Or at least ego plays a part in spurring me on. If I were to win the book I would read it at some point… I have lots of books to read. If somebody else were to win it – great! One guy (Kevin Prince) has stated that it is one of HH The Dalai Lama’s treasured reads and that he would love to read it himself. Maybe he should win it :)

  4. One of the core texts of Buddhism, teaching a way to maintain balance, compassion and cultivate a heart of compassion — a valuable addition to any practitioner’s library.

  5. I have never read this text but would love o and would love to be able to pass the book on to others as well! Thank you for offering it to us! Blessings to you all and all beings.

  6. For anyone who has taken their bodhisattva vows or aspires to. Having just received teachings based on the text 37 Practices of Bodhisattvas (composed by the monk Ngulchu Thogme Zangpo), I believe the enlightened perspective of such realised masters and bodhisattvas like Shantideva inspire us and touch that potential in us. These “old” texts are timeless in that way, and remind us that our noble aspirations are timeless. They give us that strength.

  7. For years I have been leading discussion courses on this precious text at the Rime Buddhist Center of Kansas City, and been blessed to attend teachings on it by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This is my favorite translation for its ability to capture much of its poetic beauty. I gave away my last copy and would love to have one to carry and give away again. Thanks for your generosity, in the spirit of Shantideva. Om Mani Padme Hum!

  8. Thank you for the opportunity to win this book. I could use all the help I can get as an aspiring Bodhisattva :)

  9. We are studying the Bodhicitta vows in the first Kalachakra (completion) practice study group n the west (Jonang tradition monk Khentrul Jamphal Lodroe Rinpoche is leading us) and this book would assist us all at the Tibetan Buddhist Rimé Institute, Burwood Hwy Tecoma Vic Australia)

  10. Hi,
    I am a young adult with a growing interest in Buddhism and a deep aspiration to study specifically this text by Shantideva, aware of its high place in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. You have my sincere word that if you were to give this text as a gift, I will study it and apply and actualize its teaching in my life and community.

    With gratitude,
    Jonathan

  11. Hi,
    I am a young adult with a growing interest in Buddhism and a deep aspiration to study specifically this text by Shantideva, aware of its high place in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. You have my sincere word that if you were to give this text as a gift, I will study it and apply and actualize its teaching in my life and community.

    With gratitude,
    Jonathan

  12. This looks like a wonderful book that would benefit any seeker of spiritual teaching. I hope I’m not too late to enter the drawing. Thank you.

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