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Just like the bestselling A Flash of Lightning in the dead of night of the evening, working towards Wisdom makes a speciality of Shantideva's Way of the Bodhisattva. whereas the previous comprises just a short creation to Shantideva's complicated and the most important 9th bankruptcy on perception, Practicing Wisdom is an entire and distinctive follow-up remark, making it a useful assertion at the primary thought at the back of Buddhist notion and practice.

Shantideva says firstly of the ultimate bankruptcy of his Guide to the Bodhisattva means of Life: "All branches of the Buddha's teachings are taught for the sake of knowledge. if you want to convey an finish to discomfort, you need to strengthen wisdom." Shantideva's 9th bankruptcy is respected in Tibetan Buddhist circles as essentially the most authoritative expositions of the Buddha's center perception, and all different Buddhist practices are skill to aid the iteration of this knowledge in the practitioner. In Practicing Wisdom, the Dalai Lama reaffirms his recognition as a very good pupil, communicator, and embodiment of the Buddha's manner through illuminating Shantideva's verses, drawing on contrasting commentaries from the Nyingma and Gelug lineages, and major the reader during the levels of perception as much as the top view of vacancy. those teachings, introduced in southern France in 1993, were masterfully translated, edited, and annotated via Geshe Thupten Jinpa, the Dalai Lama's fundamental translator and founding father of the Institute of Tibetan Classics.

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