The Training Anthology of Santideva: A Translation of the by Charles Goodman

By Charles Goodman

The Training Anthology--or Siksa-samuccaya--is a suite of quotations from Buddhist sutras with illuminating and insightful statement by way of the eighth-century North Indian grasp Santideva. top identified for his philosophical poem, the Bodhicaryavatara, Santideva (or Shantideva) has been a necessary resource of non secular assistance and literary proposal to Tibetan academics and scholars through the historical past of Tibetan Buddhism. Charles Goodman deals a translation of this significant paintings of spiritual literature, within which Santideva has extracted, from the titanic ocean of the Buddha's teachings, a good number of passages of remarkable price, both for his or her useful relevance, philosophical illumination, or aesthetic good looks. The education Anthology offers a complete review of the Mahayana route to Awakening and offers students a useful window into the spiritual doctrines, moral commitments, and lifestyle of Buddhist clergymen in India throughout the first millennium CE.

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