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What would be the practical implications of caring more about others than about yourself? This is the radical theme of this extraordinary set of instructions, a training manual composed in the 14th century by the Buddhist hermit Ngulchu Thogme, here explained in detail by one of the great Tibetan Buddhist masters of the 20th century, Dilgo Khyentse. 

In the Mahayana tradition, those who have the courage to undertake the profound change of attitude required to develop true compassion are called bodhisattvas. Their great resolve - to consider others’ needs as paramount, and thus to attain enlightenment for the sake of all living creatures - carries them beyond the limits imposed by the illusions of “I” and “mine,” culminating in the direct realization of reality, transcending dualistic notions of self and other. 

This classic text presents ways that we can work with our own hearts and minds, starting wherever we find ourselves now, to unravel our small-minded preoccupations and discover our own potential for compassion, love, and wisdom. Many generations of Buddhist practitioners have been inspired by these teachings, and the great masters of all traditions have written numerous commentaries. 

Dilgo Khyentse’s commentary is probably his most extensive recorded teaching on Mahayana practice.

©2007 Shechen Publications (P)2019 Shambhala Publications

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Loved this total transmission from a master

buddism isn't a religion its a way of finding the truth, away of understanding the huamn conditions
A finger pointing at the moon, for some see the finger some look at the moon others see the space in between all objects

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  • 05-08-20

A commentary to be read and contemplated upon over and over

It is probably the best commentary on the Way of the Bodhisattva I have read/listen to so far. I got a lot of strong emotions and goosebumps listening to this book. I even cried at some part because the compassion from these great teachers moved me so much.

If you really learn and integrate these practices into your life, your life will become a meaningful better life and your future lives will be good and have all the conducive factors for spiritual growth.

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  • Simply Me
  • 13-07-20

Excellent

This is an excellent text. It illuminated many areas of uncertainty and doubt for me.

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  • Regan House
  • 20-05-20

Amazing

Such a valuable and fantastic book full of wisdom and straight talk from a genuine realized master. Narration also top notch. Amazing.

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  • Julia S.
  • 07-12-20

For liberation!

Just wanted to point out that when Dilgo Khyentse came to America in 1975, he came here to bless Odiyan Retreat Center! Love!

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  • 29-07-21

Pith instructions with the greatest heart

This is an amazing vessel of teaching. The 37 verses themselves are deeply inspiring- and Dilgo Khyentse’s commentary is what makes it an accessible treasure.

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Amazing

May all beings negative Karma be passed on to me & may all beings reach enlightenment, 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🏄🏾‍♂️🌞🌹❤🌱🌌, Beautiful book from the Blessed Buddha himself, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche