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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 12 months ago by Zen Elder
My favorite translation of this amazing classic of Buddhist thought with both Sanskrit and Tibetan interpretations of different sections from alan Wallace and Versa both amazing... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Rama K Khalsa PHD
I would recommend studying the basics of Buddhism first before reading this. Translation and context are very important for proper understanding. Read morePublished on January 5, 2013 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 on December 31, 2012 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 on December 21, 2012 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