Commentary on Bodhichitta

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Commentary on Bodhichitta (Skt. Bodhicittavivāraṇa; Tib. བྱང་ཆུབ་སེམས་ཀྱི་འགྲེལ་པ་, chang chub sem drel, Wyl. byang chub sems kyi ‘grel ba) — a shastra written by Nagarjuna which belongs to his Collection of Advice. There are actually two texts attributed to Nagarjuna and bearing this title in the Tengyur, one in the sutra section and one in the tantra section.

Tibetan Text

བྱང་ཆུབ་སེམས་ཀྱི་འགྲེལ་པ་, byang chub sems kyi ‘grel ba



  • Dagpo Gomchen Ngawang Drakpa, རྣམ་ཤེས་ནོར་བུ་ཕྲེང་བ་, rnam shes nor bu phreng ba


  • Geshe Thupten Jinpa, A Commentary on the Awakening Mind, 2006, revised 2007 (Available online here)
  • Master of Wisdom, Writings of the Buddhist Master Nagarjuna, translations by Christian Lindtner, Dharma Publishing, 1986, pp. 32-71
  • Translated into French and English by the Padmakara Translation Group (according to the commentary written by Dagpo Gomchen Ngawang Drakpa) and published on the occasion of the teachings by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Nantes, 15—20 August 2008. Available here.

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