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The Awakening of Faith: Attributed to Asvaghosha (Translations from the Asian Classics)

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Whenever I have questions on Mahayana Buddhist doctrine, I return to this text and Professor Hakeda's interpretation of it. I wonder if I will ever encounter a work that is at once more profound, attractive, and mysterious than the Awakening of Faith, — Ryuichi AbA(c), from the introduction

First published in 1967, Yoshito S. Hakeda's critical interpretation of the Awakening of Faith has become a classic. This edition, which includes a new introduction by Ryuichi AbA(c), presents a beautiful and accessible translation of one of the most influential works in Mahayana Buddhism. The Awakening of Faith explores the path leading to enlightenment and teaches the principles and methods of meditation. However, the text does not advocate a passive retreat into the quietude of meditation; instead it calls for dynamic social engagement based on compassion and wisdom. Philosophical and religious in its approach, the Awakening of Faith provides a comprehensive summary of the essentials of Mahayana Buddhism.

The Awakening of Faith, commonly attributed to Asvaghosha, has been read and studied for more than a thousand years. Hakeda's interpretive comments, which have influenced a generation of scholars and readers, illuminate and explain the work and its more esoteric elements. Ryuichi AbA(c)'s introduction examines the importance of Hakeda's translation as well as the place of the Awakening of Faith within Buddhism. In this reprint edition, Chinese terms are rendered in Pinyin romanization. Also new to this edition are a Chinese character glossary and a vastly expanded index, which identify and cross-reference both major and minor theoretical terms and concepts throughout thework.

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Whenever I have questions on Mahayana Buddhist doctrine, I return to this text and Professor Hakeda's interpretation of it. I wonder if I will ever encounter a work that is at once more profound, attractive, and mysterious than the Awakening of Faith. — Ryuichi Ab, from the introduction

First published in 1967, Yoshito S. Hakeda's critical interpretation of the Awakening of Faith has become a classic. This edition, which includes a new introduction by Ryuichi Ab, presents a beautiful and accessible translation of one of the most influential works in Mahayana Buddhism. The Awakening of Faith explores the path leading to enlightenment and teaches the principles and methods of meditation. However, the text does not advocate a passive retreat into the quietude of meditation; instead it calls for dynamic social engagement based on compassion and wisdom. Philosophical and religious in its approach, the Awakening of Faith provides a comprehensive summary of the essentials of Mahayana Buddhism.

The Awakening of Faith, commonly attributed to Asvaghosha, has been read and studied for more than a thousand years. Hakeda's interpretive comments, which have influenced a generation of scholars and readers, illuminate and explain the work and its more esoteric elements. Ryuichi Ab's introduction examines the importance of Hakeda's translation as well as the place of the Awakening of Faith within Buddhism. In this reprint edition, Chinese terms are rendered in Pinyin romanization. Also new to this edition are a Chinese character glossary and a vastly expanded index, which identify and cross-reference both major and minor theoretical terms and concepts throughout the work.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780231131568
Translator:
Hakeda, Yoshito S.
Introduction:
Abe, Ryuichi
Translator:
Hakeda, Yoshito S.
Introduction by:
Abe, Ryuichi
Introduction:
Abe, Ryuichi
Author:
Asvaghosa
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Subject:
Buddhism - General
Subject:
Mahayana buddhism
Subject:
Doctrines
Subject:
Mahayana Buddhism -- Doctrines.
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Buddhism
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Translations from the Asian Classics
Publication Date:
20051231
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
136

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"Synopsis" by , Whenever I have questions on Mahayana Buddhist doctrine, I return to this text and Professor Hakeda's interpretation of it. I wonder if I will ever encounter a work that is at once more profound, attractive, and mysterious than the Awakening of Faith. — Ryuichi Ab, from the introduction

First published in 1967, Yoshito S. Hakeda's critical interpretation of the Awakening of Faith has become a classic. This edition, which includes a new introduction by Ryuichi Ab, presents a beautiful and accessible translation of one of the most influential works in Mahayana Buddhism. The Awakening of Faith explores the path leading to enlightenment and teaches the principles and methods of meditation. However, the text does not advocate a passive retreat into the quietude of meditation; instead it calls for dynamic social engagement based on compassion and wisdom. Philosophical and religious in its approach, the Awakening of Faith provides a comprehensive summary of the essentials of Mahayana Buddhism.

The Awakening of Faith, commonly attributed to Asvaghosha, has been read and studied for more than a thousand years. Hakeda's interpretive comments, which have influenced a generation of scholars and readers, illuminate and explain the work and its more esoteric elements. Ryuichi Ab's introduction examines the importance of Hakeda's translation as well as the place of the Awakening of Faith within Buddhism. In this reprint edition, Chinese terms are rendered in Pinyin romanization. Also new to this edition are a Chinese character glossary and a vastly expanded index, which identify and cross-reference both major and minor theoretical terms and concepts throughout the work.

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