Shantideva : Way of the Bodhisattva


Shantideva : Way of the Bodhisattva Shantideva was an Indian Buddhist monk and scholar at Nalanda University, who was an adherent of the Madhyamaka (Middle Way) philosophies of Nagarjuna. He lived in the 8th century CE and was born in Saurastra (modern Gujarat) and was the son of King Kalyanavarman, so was part of the Brahmin caste. However, Shantideva didn’t act like the other monks and was purportedly not well liked.  He spent his time sleeping when the other monks were studying.  He also relaxed and dozed in the afternoon sun.  No one ever saw him pick up a book … Continue reading