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Cultivating True Compassion: Bodhichitta and the Bodhisattva Vow Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche

Cultivating True Compassion: Bodhichitta and the Bodhisattva Vow

Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche

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This concise teaching begins with a discussion of love, compassion, and immeasurable compassion, or bodhichitta. Next Rinpoche introduces the reader to methods from the Buddhist tradition for cultivating bodhichitta. Here Rinpoche distills theMoreThis concise teaching begins with a discussion of love, compassion, and immeasurable compassion, or bodhichitta. Next Rinpoche introduces the reader to methods from the Buddhist tradition for cultivating bodhichitta. Here Rinpoche distills the essence of Atisha’s Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, which is in itself a concise teaching. Finally Rinpoche describes the Bodhisattva Vow, its meaning and its purpose. A modern translation of the root text, A Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, is included.The Indian scholar and saint Atisha reintroduced pure Buddhism into Tibet in the eleventh century. His Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment sets forth the entire Buddhist path within the framework of three levels of motivation and is thus the source of the graduated approach to spiritual practice of all four main schools of Tibetan Buddhism.