Those of you who’ve been enjoying the free eBooks we’ve been giving away since March will be pleased to learn that we’re giving away another one. This time it’s the turn of one of Sangharakshita’s classics, The Bodhisattva Ideal.
How can we be happy and at the same time responsive to the suffering of others? It can be done: this is the message of the bodhisattva ideal. The image of the bodhisattva, one who wishes to gain Enlightenment for the sake of all beings, lies at the heart of much of Indian, Tibetan and Chinese Buddhism. For one wishing to follow this path, the development of inner calm and positivity that leads to true wisdom is balanced by a genuine and active concern for others which flowers into great compassion. Sustained by a deep understanding gained through meditation and reflection, the bodhisattva is able to work tirelessly for the benefit of all. Sangharakshita places the ideal of the bodhisattva within the context of the entire Buddhist tradition. Unfolding this vision of our potential, he demonstrates how we ourselves can move towards this ideal.
In the past few weeks we’ve published three new books. If you’ve not checked them out yet, here they are:
- It’s Not Out There by Danapriya is for anyone who wants to suffer less and live life more fully.
- Introducing Mindfulness by Bhikkhu Anālayo is an accessible beginner’s guide to the practice of mindfulness.
- Mindfulness in Early Buddhism by Bhikkhu Anālayo is an invaluable resource for experienced mindfulness practitioners, Buddhist scholars and meditation teachers.
And finally, a quick reminder that we’re currently offering 25% off seven of Anālayo’s books in our Monthly Sale for October.