It has ten chapters dedicated to the development of bodhicitta (the mind of enlightenment) through the practice of the six perfections (Skt. Pāramitās). The text begins with a chapter describing the benefits of the wish to reach enlightenment. The sixth chapter on the Pāramitā of patience (Skt. Kṣānti, kshanti) is considered by many Buddhists to be the pinnacle of writing on this subject and is the source of numerous quotations attributed to Śāntideva. Tibetan scholars consider the ninth “Wisdom” chapter to be one of the most succinct expositions of the Madhyamaka view. The tenth chapter is used as one of the most popular Mahāyāna prayers. ( Wikipedia)
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Chapter listing and length:
00 Title Page and Editorial note – 00:02:19
01 Introduction, Part 1 – 00:16:36
02 Introduction, Part 2 – 00:30:31
03 Chapter 1, The Praise of the Thought of Enlightenment –
04 Chapter 2, The Confession of Sin – 00:07:04
05 Chapter 3, Taking the Thought of Enlightenment – 00:05:49
06 Chapter 4, Heedfulness in the Thought of Enlightenment – 00:07:55
07 Chapter 5, Watchfulness – 00:09:37
08 Chapter 6, The Perfect Long-Suffering – 00:24:12
09 Chapter 7, The Perfect Strength – 00:14:41
10 Chapter 8, The Perfect Contemplation – 00:18:15
11 Chapter 9, The Perfect Knowledge – 00:04:45
12 Appendix (a translation of the Karikas) – 00:06:46
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