The Way of the Bodhisattva


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Foreword - TENZIN GYATSO, THE FOURTEENTH DALAI LAMA

The Bodhicharyāvatāra was composed by the Indian scholar Shāntideva, renowned in Tibet as one of the most reliable of teachers.
The principal focus of Mahāyāna teachings is on cultivating a mind wishing to benefit other sentient beings.
With an increase in our own sense of peace and happiness, we will naturally be better able to contribute to the peace and happiness of others.
Transforming the mind and cultivating a positive, altruistic, and responsible attitude are beneficial right now.

Introduction

THE DAWN OF BODHICHITTA

Chitta means “mind,” “thought,” “attitude.”
Bodhi means “enlightenment,” “awakening,”
This gives us “mind of enlightenment,” “awakened mind”—the attitude of mind that tends toward Buddhahood, the enlightened state.

1 - The Excellence of Bodhichitta