By Kunzang Pelden, The Padmakara Translation Group
"The Bodhicharyavatara, or means of the Bodhisattva, composed through the 8th century Indian grasp Shantideva, has occupied a tremendous position within the Tibetan Buddhist culture virtually from its inception. one of many nice classics of Mahayana Buddhism, it describes the trail of the bodhisattvas, those that vow to develop into enlightened in an effort to support all beings wake up into the kingdom of freedom and achievement. it's a guide to cultivating the brain of enlightenment via producing the characteristics of affection, compassion, generosity, and patience." "Patrul Rinpoche, the prestigious nineteenth-century grasp and writer of The phrases of My ideal instructor, committed his entire existence to the perform and teachings of the Bodhicharyavatara. even supposing he by no means composed an intensive statement in this nice paintings, it really is acknowledged that, while touring all around the east of Tibet, he expounded it multiple hundred instances, occasionally in specific classes lasting many months. Kunzang Pelden spent so much of his youth with Patrul Rinpoche and used to be one among his shut disciples. This statement is a compilation of the large notes he took in the course of a six-month instructing given via Patrul Rinpoche at Dzogchen Monastery. it truly is due to Kunzang Pelden's labors that Patrul Rinpoche's teachings at the Bodhicharyavatara were preserved. it might probably be stated that The Nectar of Manjushri's Speech is the observation that Patrul Rinpoche so usually awarded to scholars, yet by no means really wrote.
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Refutation of the objections of the Chittamatrins (verses 16–29) 4. Refutation of objections with regard to the path, that is, emptiness (verses 30–34) 4. Refutation of objections with regard to the fruit, that is, the benefit of others (verses 35–39) 3. Proofs of the supremacy of the Mahayana 4. The Mahayana is the Buddha’s teaching (verses 40–51) 4. Proofs that the theory and practice of emptiness are the real solution (verses 52–56) 2. Wisdom experienced by means of meditation 3. Meditation on the absence of self in individuals 4.
Renowned for his spiritual realization, he was one of the great monk-scholars of the nonsectarian movement and was instrumental in the preservation of the oral traditions and teachings of the Nyingma school. Sign up to learn more about our books and receive special offers from Shambhala Publications. com/eshambhala. Buddha Shakyamuni The Padmakara Translation Group gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Tsadra Foundation in sponsoring the translation and preparation of this book. The Nectar of Manjushri’s Speech A Detailed Commentary on Shantideva’s Way of the Bodhisattva Kunzang Pelden Translated by the Padmakara Translation Group Shambhala • Boston & London • 2011 Shambhala Publications, Inc.
It was not unusual for keen students to receive teachings from a variety of traditions; and it was precisely this spirit of open, mutual respect and healthy eclecticism that the Rimé movement was intent on reviving. Once again, these facts are reflected in our list of commentaries. We find that in the early period, interest in the Bodhicharyavatara was broadly pervasive. Butön and Ngulchu Thogme Zangpo were Kadampas; Sazang was a Jonangpa; Je Tsongkhapa and his disciple Gyaltsap were Gelugpas; and Pawo Tsuglag Trengwa was a Kagyupa.
The nectar of Manjushri’s speech : a detailed commentary on Shantideva’s Way of the Bodhisattva by Kunzang Pelden, The Padmakara Translation Group