by Andreas Kretschmar | 246,740 words
Summary: The English translation of the Bodhisattvacharyavatara (“entering the conduct of the bodhisattvas”), a Sanskrit text with Tibetan commentary. This book explains the bodhisattva concept and gives guidance to the Buddhist practitioner following the Mahāyāna path towards the attainment of enlightenment.
The text was written in Sanskrit by Shantideva (Śāntideva), a Buddhist monk at Nālandā Monastic University in India around c. 700 AD.
Text includes Commentary by Khenpo Kunpal and oral Explanations by Dzogchen Khenpo Chöga. Alternative titles: Bodhisattva-caryāvatāra, Bodhisattvacharyāvatāra (बोधिसत्त्वछर्यावतार).
** Many many thanks to Andreas Kretschmar, the translator of this great piece of ancient wisdom. He generously granted permission to publish the book here. Please visit his website for much more information.
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The full text of the Bodhisattvacharyavatara in English is available here and publically accesible (free to read online). Of course, I would always recommend buying the book so you get the latest edition. You can see all this book’s content by visiting the pages in the below index: