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Bodhicittavivāraṇa (T. byang chub sems kyi ‘grel ba བྱང་ཆུབ་སེམས་ཀྱི་འགྲེལ་པ་), or "Commentary on Bodhichitta," a shastra written by Nagarjuna which belongs to his Collection of Advice.

According to the 14th Dalai Lama, the main subjects of this text are: Infinite Altruism and Right View, or the wisdom that understands shunyata.[1]

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

BDRC icon.png 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


  • Thupten Jinpa, A Commentary on the Awakening Mind, 2006, revised 2007
  • 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. (Availability unknown)


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