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    DescriptionWritten in India in the early eighth century AD, Santideva's Bodhicaryavatara became one of the most popular accounts of the Buddhist's spiritual path. The Bodhicaryavatara takes as its subject the profound desire to become a Buddha and save all beings from suffering. The person who enacts such a desire is a Bodhisattva. Santideva not only sets out what the Bodhisattva must do and become, he also invokes the intense feelings of aspiration which underlie such a commitment, using language which has inspired Buddhists in their religious life from his time to the present. Important as a manual of training among Mahayana Buddhists, especially in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, the Bodhicaryavatara continues to be used as the basis for teaching by modern Buddhist teachers. This is a new translation from the original language, with detailed annotations explaining allusions and technical references. The Introduction sets Santideva's work in context, and for the first time explain its structure. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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    The Bodhicaryavatara
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Santideva, Translated by Kate Crosby, Translated by Andrew Skilton, Edited by Paul Williams
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 200 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 180 g
    ISBN 13: 9780199540433
    ISBN 10: 0199540438

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    LC classification: BQ3142.E5 C76 2008
    Thema V1.0: QRF, QRVA
    Oxford University Press
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    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    07 June 2008
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    Author Information
    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.