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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. It’s always good to have advice for the journey of the heart and mind. As I do outreach, I need to have a place where I can return for sustenance.

  2. A prayer for the Tibetan people today and many thanks for such a lovely celebration of Buddha’s birth and enlightenment.

  3. I have just found Shambhala and love following your twitter. I hope I win and look forward to stay connected to you. Thanks for the opportunity

  4. 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.

    May the book find it way to to those who are really in need of it. Namo Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva … ___()___

  5. I aspire to be a bodhisattva… I have briefly read my fathers copy of No time to loose by Pema Chodron but didn’t get the chance to delve into the depths of the read that I would have liked. This book has been on my list for quite some time. I have filled my library with Shambhala Library editions of all Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche for their easy carrying size and functional format… next is Pema Chodrons library editions and this book which would be a welcome edition for furthering my journey on the path to helping others ease suffering. Sounds cliche and corney but its true!!! That is what I feel my purpose is these days. Thank you for the opportunity to obtain this book!

  6. Shantideva’s every word is love and pure compassion! :) May you all be well and happy and wise along the path!! :)

  7. <3 this book would follow me on my new journey. Moving out of the city and to a small Island in the Baltic sea – I would love to be accompanied by the Boddhisattva – as my raft, boat and bridge…
    Namaste
    Christina

  8. This is how I try to live and be in the world:
    “For those who wish to cross the water,
    may I be a boat, a raft, a bridge.”
    A beautiful book with a powerful message.

  9. This is how I try to live and be in the world:
    “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”
    A beautiful book with a powerful message.

  10. This is how I try to live and be in the world: “For those who wish to cross the water, May I be a boat, a raft, a bridge” A beautiful book with a powerful message.

  11. This is the type of book I would buy as a gift — but before giving it to the recipient, I’d very carefully read it first myself! :-)

  12. If we journey by moving or by sitting, having such a text would indeed make the experience meditative. Travel with such a book, then, would help us reach the depths of our life.

  13. A book that reminds us to put the wonderful dharma into practice wherever we are. May our bodhicitta mind be strengthen always!

  14. 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.

  15. Recommended by H.H the 14th Dalai Lama as one of his most treasured reads.
    Yes please i would love one. Thank-you

  16. Studying H.H.right now and this book would be a perfect addition. Thanks Shambhala for all you valuable work. _/_

  17. this book should be read by aspiring students of comparative religion…it has much to give to disciples of different faiths (christian, buddhist, muslim, hindu, etc.)….from a Christian’s perspective, salvation should not be for oneself alone but for everyone. the true Bodhisattva way is aligned to Christ’s teachings…

    to quote Christ, ‘What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?’ Mark 8.36

  18. I have just made a commitment to volunteer at a homeopathic and AIDS clinic in Chintheche Malawi for three months. I leave the USA the first of December and this is the kind of preparation I want to do: walk more every day, increase my meditation and yoga practice, practice mindfulness and read some inspirational books like this one. I would not be able to take the book, so would carry the teachings in my heart, soul, eyes and open hands.

  19. Handy book to carry along wherever we are and serves as a reminder to constantly put the teachings into practice in our daily lives. May our Bodhicitta mind be strengthen and never decrease!

  20. I do Sur Practices… Charity Aroma Offering to Spirits…every night….and at one point in the practice….I read pages of this book….offering the Dharma..to the Bardo Beings as they ‘dine’…A gift for them…and for me….so beautiful…and so powerful….
    Love to All Beings…OM AH HUNG….

  21. I would love any book that the Dali Lama has read, because he is a friend to all regardless of religion. I am a Christian, but I believe he is truely a Great Man!

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