Classic and Contemporary Buddhist Works

Advice from a Spiritual Friend - Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Introduction by Stephen Batchelor          

Part One The Jewel Rosary of a Bodhisattva    

The Root Text           

The Commentary by Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey

Part Two The Seven-Point Thought Transformation 

The Root Text           

The Commentary by Geshe Rabten           

Introduction

1. The Preliminary Practices           

2. The Main Practice

3. Changing Adverse Circumstances into the Path          

4. Elucidating a Lifetime’s Practice            

5. The Measure of Having Transformed One’s Thoughts           

6. The Commitments of Thought Transformation  

7. The Instructions on Thought Transformation

Conclusion    

Appendix: Thought Transformation in Eight Stanzas     
Notes
Editor’s Acknowledgments in the First Edition