The Bodhicaryavatara: A Guide to the Buddhust Oath to Awakening

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Windhorse Publications, 2002 - Philosophy - 255 pages
The Bodhicaryavatara is one of the best-loved Buddhist texts. It tells of a noble ideal: a compassionate life lived for the well-being of the world. Through his uplifting verses, Santideva, the eighth-century monk and poet, outlines the training undertaken by one wishing to follow his vision - a path of selflessness which is much needed today. This is the first hardback edition of the translation by Kate Crosby and Andrew Skilton, with clear explanatory notes and an introduction by Paul Williams.

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Each chapter is translated with verses numbered; followed by a book chapter of explanation. Extensive general and translator's introductions. So far this is my favorite translation of bodhicaryavatara ... Read full review

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A very readable translation of the eighth-century Indian text usually known in English as "A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life." It's often seen as one of the greatest Mahayana texts, and is best ... Read full review

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