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A commentary on Shantideva's engaging in the conduct of the Bodhisattvas

Author: Sa-bzaṅ Ma-ti Paṇ-chen ʼJam-dbyaṅs-blo-gros.; Kalsang Gyaltsen.; Ani Kunga Chodron.; Śāntideva; Yeshe Dorje Foundation.
Publisher: New York : Tsechen Kunchab Ling, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Analyzing the moral theory of the seventh century Indian Mahayana master, Santideva, particularly focusing on the neglected Sanskrit text, "Siksasamuccaya", this book helps to redress a significant  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Named Person: Śāntideva
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sa-bzaṅ Ma-ti Paṇ-chen ʼJam-dbyaṅs-blo-gros.; Kalsang Gyaltsen.; Ani Kunga Chodron.; Śāntideva; Yeshe Dorje Foundation.
ISBN: 9780415346962 0415346967
OCLC Number: 144605837
Description: x, 512 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Explanation of the Scope and Rationale for the Book, and the Questions to be Addressed 2. Discussion of the Author and his Work. Outline of the Structure of the Siksasamuccaya 3. Description of Santideva's Ethics Using Textual Analysis of the Siksasamuccaya 4. A Meta-Ethical Analysis of the Meanings and Rationale Associated with Key Moral Concepts, viz., Virtuous Conduct, Skillfulness, and Karmic Fruitfulness 5. Assessment of Santideva's Moral Theory and Comparison with Available Scholarship on Theravada and Mahayana Buddhist Ethics, and Comparison with Western Moral Theories 6. Response to the Question: Are Buddhist Ethics Homogeneous? Discussion of the Value of Comparative Ethics
Responsibility: written by Sazang Mati Panchen ; translated from the Tibetan by Kalsang Gyaltsen and Ani Kunga Chodron ; sponsored by the Yeshi Dorje Foundation.

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