A Guide To the Bodhisattva Way Of Life

Buddha 4A Guide To the Bodhisattva Way Of Life
Author: Shantideva Bodhisattva

The Key of becoming a Bodhisattva:

One who wishes to protect oneself and others quickly,
should practice exchanging oneself for others,
which is a great mystery.

All those who are unhappy in the world are so
as a result of their desire for their own happiness.

All those who are happy in the world are so
as a result of their desire for the happiness of others.

Enough of such talk!

Note the difference between the fool who seeks his own benefit,
and the sage who works for the benefit of others.

One, who does not exchange his own happiness for the suffering of others,
surely does not achieve Buddhahood.
How could one find happiness even in the cycle of existence?

Therefore,
in order to alleviate my own suffering and to alleviate the suffering of others,
I give myself up to others, and I accept others as my own self.

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9

Advertisements

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , ,

3 thoughts on “A Guide To the Bodhisattva Way Of Life

  1. Chico January 31, 2013 at 5:06 pm Reply

    Reblogged this on A Way in the Woods.

  2. Sonu Duggal February 10, 2013 at 9:41 am Reply

    Hi, thanks for stopping by and liking my blog.

    • thesevenminds February 10, 2013 at 1:31 pm

      You’re welcome. You are on a interesting journey.
      Thanks for liking my blog. 😉

Share a thought...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: