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Written in India in the early 8th century AD, 'S=antideva's Bodhicary=avat=ara addresses the profound desire to become a Buddha and rescue all beings from suffering. The person who acts upon such a desire is a Bodhisattva. 'S=antideva not only makes plain what the Bodhisattva must do and become, he also invokes the powerful feelings of aspiration that underlie such a commitment, employing language which has inspired Buddists ever since it first appeared. Indeed, his book has long been regarded as one of the most popular accounts of the Buddhist's spiritual path.

Important as a manual of training among Mah=ay=ana Buddhists, especially in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, this text continues to be used as the basis for teaching by modern Buddhist teachers. This new translation from the original language provides detailed annotations explaining allusions and technical references. Also, the book's General Introduction and Translators' Introduction both serve to locate 'S=antideva's work in its proper context, and for the first time explain its structure.

Synopsis:

Written in India in the early 8th century AD, Santideva's Bodhicaryavatara addresses the profound desire to become a Buddha and rescue all beings from suffering. The person who acts upon such a desire is a Bodhisattva. Santideva not only makes plain what the Bodhisattva must do and become, he

also invokes the powerful feelings of aspiration that underlie such a commitment, employing language which has inspired Buddists ever since it first appeared. Indeed, his book has long been regarded as one of the most popular accounts of the Buddhist's spiritual path.

Important as a manual of training among Mahayana Buddhists, especially in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, this text continues to be used as the basis for teaching by modern Buddhist teachers. This new translation from the original language provides detailed annotations explaining allusions and

technical references. Also, the book's General Introduction and Translators' Introduction both serve to locate Santideva's work in its proper context, and for the first time explain its structure.

About the Author

Kate Crosby is Tutor in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Pali at Oxford University. Andrew Skilton a Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford, and a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society. Paul Williams is Codirector of the Centre for Buddhist Studies at the University of Bristol.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192837202
Translator:
Skilton, Andrew
Author:
Skilton, Andrew
Translator:
Crosby, Kate
Author:
null, Andrew
Author:
Crosby, Kate
Author:
null, Kate
Author:
Santideva
Author:
Williams, Paul
Author:
null, Paul
Author:
'S=antideva
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Subject:
India
Subject:
Comparative Religion
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Buddhism
Subject:
Buddhism - General
Subject:
Theology | Buddhism
Subject:
Religion and Theology - Buddhism
Subject:
Religion & Theology | Buddhism
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)
Publication Date:
19981119
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.72x5.10x.61 in. .43 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Written in India in the early 8th century AD, Santideva's Bodhicaryavatara addresses the profound desire to become a Buddha and rescue all beings from suffering. The person who acts upon such a desire is a Bodhisattva. Santideva not only makes plain what the Bodhisattva must do and become, he

also invokes the powerful feelings of aspiration that underlie such a commitment, employing language which has inspired Buddists ever since it first appeared. Indeed, his book has long been regarded as one of the most popular accounts of the Buddhist's spiritual path.

Important as a manual of training among Mahayana Buddhists, especially in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, this text continues to be used as the basis for teaching by modern Buddhist teachers. This new translation from the original language provides detailed annotations explaining allusions and

technical references. Also, the book's General Introduction and Translators' Introduction both serve to locate Santideva's work in its proper context, and for the first time explain its structure.

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