by Andreas Kretschmar | 233,817 words

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 ...

This word-by-word commentary [tshig 'grel] on the Bodhisattva-caryāvatāra was written by Khenpo Kunzang Palden, also known as Khenpo Kunpal, according to the teachings he received over a six-month period from his root guru, Dza Paltrül Rinpoche, who is here refered to as the Mañjughoṣa-like teacher ['jam dbyangs bla ma]. These precious teachings are titled Drops of Nectar [bdud rtsi'i thig pa]. The phrase personal statement [zhal lung] connotes that Khenpo Kunpal received in person the oral instructions, which are themselves definitive statements, directly from Paltrül Rinpoche.

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