Bodhisattva Vow: the essential practices
* A practical guide to the Bodhisattva's way of life.
* An explanation of the Bodhisattva vows and the six perfections.
* An essential companion for practitioners of Mahayana Buddhism.
A Bodhisattva's every action is motivated by the wish to attain full enlightenment for the sake of others; to fulfil this wish he or she takes the Bodhisattva vows and keeps them by practising the six perfections - giving, moral discipline, patience, effort, concentration, and wisdom. In this welcome guide to compassionate living, Geshe Kelsang explains in detail how to take and keep the Bodhisattva vows. He gives clear and practical advice on every aspect of a Bodhisattva's moral discipline, as well as explaining a special practice for purifying our mind. With this book as our companion we can enter into the Bodhisattva's way of life and swiftly accomplish full enlightenment.
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso was born in Tibet and is a fully accomplished meditation Master and foremost Teacher of Buddhism. Resident in England since 1977, he is the author of a number of highly acclaimed books which transmit perfectly the ancient wisdom of Buddhism to the modern world. He has also founded many Buddhist Centres throughout the world.
Receiving the Bodhisattva Vows
The Downfalls of the Bodhisattva Vows
A Method for Purifying Downfalls
Training in the Six Perfections
Appendix I - The Condensed Meaning of the Commentary
Appendix II - Vows and Commitments