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Within the entire of the Tibetan Buddhist culture, there isn't any unmarried treatise extra deeply respected or broadly practiced than A advisor to the Bodhisattva manner of Life. Composed within the 8th century by means of the Indian Bodhisattva Santideva, it grew to become an speedy vintage within the curricula of the Buddhist monastic universities of India, and its renown has grown ever considering the fact that. Santideva offers the way to harmonize one's lifestyles with the Bodhisattva excellent and conjures up the reader to domesticate the perfections of the Bodhisattva: generosity, ethics, persistence, zeal, meditative focus, and knowledge.

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39. Day and night, a life span unceasingly diminishes, and there is no adding onto it. 35 40. Although lying here on a bed and relying on relatives, I alone have to bear the feeling of being cut off from my vitality. 41. For a person seized by the messengers of Death, what good is a relative and what good is a friend? At that time, merit alone is a protection, and I have not applied myself to it. 42. 36 43. One completely languishes while being led today to have the limbs of one's body amputated.

63 33. Today I invite the world to Sugatahood and temporal happi­ ness. May the gods, asuras, and others rejoice in the presence of all the Protectors! 63. " Chapter IV A ttending to the Spirit of A w akening64 1. Thus, upon firmly adopting the Spirit of Awakening, a Child of the Jinas should always vigilantly strive not to neglect his training. 2. Although one has made a commitment, it is appropriate [to re­ consider] whether or not to do that which has been rashly un­ dertaken and which has not been well considered.

45 After pondering in this way, I shall make an effort to apply the teachings as they have been explained. How can someone who could be cured by medicine be restored to health if he strays from the physician's advice? 84. This is like an illusion, so I shall abandon the fear in my heart and cultivate perseverance in the pursuit of wisdom. " Chapter V Guarding Introspection 1. Those who wish to protect their practice should zealously guard the mind. The practice cannot be protected without guarding the unsteady mind.

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