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The Heart of Compassion

The Thirty-seven Verses on the Practice of a Bodhisattva

Written by Dilgo KhyentseAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Dilgo Khyentse
Translated by Mattieu RicardAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Mattieu Ricard and Padmakara Translation GroupAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Padmakara Translation Group

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<p style="margin-bottom: 6pt;">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 fourteenth century by the Buddhist hermit Ngulchu Thogme, here explained in detail by one of the great Tibetan Buddhist masters of the twentieth century, Dilgo Khyentse. <p style="margin-bottom: 6pt;">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. <p style="margin-bottom: 6pt;">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.
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The Padmakara Translation Group, based in France, has a distinguished reputation for its translations of Tibetan texts and teachings. Its work has been published in several languages and renowned for its clear and accurate literary style.

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