A Bodhisattva is a friend of the world who, motivated by compassion, spontaneously seeks to improve his or her good qualities for the benefit of each and every living being.
Someone who is compassionate and kind-hearted is a haven of peace, a refuge and inspiration in an often angry and violent world. This remarkable guide to compassionate living shows that becoming such a person is not an unattainable goal, but the result of practical steps that will awaken and maintain our compassion in everyday situations.
Based on the traditional Bodhisattva vows, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche shows how to remove obstacles that prevent us from developing true compassion, and how to enhance qualities of love and empathy. By enabling our compassion to grow beyond selfish limitations, we will eventually experience the enlightened compassion of a Buddha that expresses itself effortlessly in the benefiting of others.