Classic and Contemporary Buddhist Works

Vast as the Heavens, Deep as the Sea - Praise

Verses in Praise of Bodhicitta

“Khunu Rinpoche was a bodhisattva and a saint. His single-minded devotion to the practice of bodhicitta made him a true successor to Shantideva and Patrul Rinpoche, while the simplicity and compassion of his lifestyle set him among the greatest saints of any time, for he is one who had really put off everything that is of this world.” When I first heard of his Praise of Bodhicitta, I was filled with joy: what could be more precious than a teaching on bodhicitta by someone such as him? Every line of these beautiful verses springs from his own experience. To hold in your hands Khunu Rinpoche’s own words on bodhicitta is to be given a priceless opportunity — of touching the heart of a master who made it the guiding light of his entire life.”—Sogyal Rinpoche, author of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

“To listen, to take teachings from Khunu Lama was an incredible blessing. To listen to him for a month is just incredible, giving inconceivable blessings.”—Lama Zopa Rinpoche

“A classic, in the tradition of Shantideva’s great masterpiece, The Way of the Bodhisattva.”—Matthieu Ricard

“Kunu Lama Tenzin Gyaltsen Rinpoche, even in the ordinary people’s view, without doubt is a great Holy Being Bodhisattva... No question that Rinpoche is a great yogi having highly attained realization... Praises to Bodhicitta... is extremely inspiring and very poetic, very sweet and pleasing to read, like drinking nectar or eating cream.”—Lama Zopa

“Khunu Rinpoche, through his loving presence and great kindness, was one of the most profound influences on me in India in the early 1970’s. This book is a wonderful, inspiring evocation of him, and of the path of lovingkindness.”—Sharon Salzberg

“An inspirational description of the depth, breadth, and importance [of bodhcitta]. The verses are a rich mixture of traditional metaphor and down-to-earth comment. This is a book that will give pleasure and sustenance immediately and long into the furture.”—The Middle Way: Journal of the Buddhist Society

“[A] heartfelt dedication to achieving enlightenment for the sake of others.”—Shambhala Sun

“As I read this book, I started a list of my favorite numbered verses to use in my own spiritual journey. What higher recommendation can I give? ... I will hand-sell this book to customers seeking out high spiritual philosophies. It truly contains jewels of wisdom.”—New Age Retailer

“This is a book for people from all walks of life: beginners, scholars, practitioners, and so forth. This is a book antidote to the negative roots of endless sufferings. Every wise person will embrace this book.”—The Tibet Journal