© Tertön Sogyal Trust. Painted by Salga.
Texts by and about the Indian master Śāntideva (zhi ba lha), renowned author of the Bodhicaryāvatāra:
- The Brightly Shining Sun: A Step-by-Step Guide to Meditating on the Bodhicaryāvatāra by Patrul Rinpoche | Bodhicaryāvatāra
Patrul Rinpoche was renowned for his mastery of, and fondness for, Śāntideva's classic guide to the way of the bodhisattvas, and this is his practical manual for applying its wisdom and meditating on its key themes.
Bodhicaryāvatāra Root Text
The first chapter of Śāntideva's classic text Bodhicaryāvatāra, which is included in the Middle Way section of the Tengyur (Toh 3871), introduces bodhicitta (byang chub sems)—the mind that is intent upon awakening—and explains its extraordinary qualities.