Motivations for the Awakening Mind
Lama Zopa Rinpoche
Compiled and edited by Gordon McDougall
Editor Gordon McDougall has assembled Rinpoche's teachings on bodhicitta into two parts, sorted by author of the verses and arranged thematically.
In Part One, Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaches on selected verses from Khunu Lama Rinpoche's Jewel Lamp, now published as Vast as the Heavens, Deep as the Sea. Lama Zopa Rinpoche advises, "Understanding and constantly reminding ourselves of the skies of benefits that bodhicitta brings is unbelievably worthwhile. This is the overall purpose of Khunu Lama Rinpoche’s book, to cause us to feel inspired and joyful that such a mind is possible." You can read an excerpt from Part One here.
In Part Two, Rinpoche teaches on verses from the first chapter of Shantideva's Guide. These verses describe the amazing benefits of developing the precious mind of bodhicitta, the supreme cause of happiness for all sentient beings. Read an excerpt from Part Two here.