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Probably the most inspirational book I have ever read.
This book is essential for the Buddhist philosophy, however, I would recommend this guide to someone who is already familiar with the basic teachings.
Although i feel this translation is the best English one, this version should not be used as a first version of the Bodhicaryavatara by newcomers.
I have several different translations of Shantideva's Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life. They each have their flaws, especially the ones that use the word "sin" in... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Zen Elder
Of everything I have ever read in my life, this is the most convincing treatise inspiring me to learn and practice the teachings of the Buddhas. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Tyler P Gannon
I would recommend studying the basics of Buddhism first before reading this. Translation and context are very important for proper understanding. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Sean Sweeney
This one of the basic, book to read to go further on the Buddhist path, good at the beginning, middle, end of the path.Published 23 months ago by henri lopez
Excellent English translation of Santideva's work. I love that it provides both the Sanskrit and Tibetan translations in the text.Published 23 months ago by H. Coats
Just got the kindle version for a class. Wanted to let others know that the footnotes are intact and easy to navigate, easier than a paper book because you can toggle with the... Read morePublished on September 9, 2012 by Samsara