Buddhist Ethics and the Bodhisattva Path: Santideva on Virtue and Well-Being (Paperback)

Buddhist Ethics and the Bodhisattva Path: Santideva on Virtue and Well-Being By Stephen Harris, Monika Kirloskar-Steinbach (Editor), Leah Kalmanson (Editor) Cover Image

Buddhist Ethics and the Bodhisattva Path: Santideva on Virtue and Well-Being (Paperback)

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Santideva's 8th century Mahayana Buddhist classic, the Guide to the Practices of Awakening (Bodhicaryavatara), has been a source of philosophical inspiration in the Indian and Tibetan traditions for over a thousand years. Stephen Harris guides us through a philosophical exploration of Santideva's masterpiece, introducing us to his understanding of the compassionate bodhisattva, who vows to liberate the entire universe from suffering. Individual chapters provide studies of the bodhisattva virtues of generosity, patience, compassion, and wisdom, illustrating the role each plays in Santideva's account of well-being and moral development. Harris also provides in-depth analysis of many of Santideva's most influential arguments, demonstrating how he employs reasoning as a method to cultivate moral character.

As the first book-length English language philosophical study of Santideva's most influential text, this will be essential reading for students and scholars of Buddhist ethics, as well as for anyone interested in intercultural ethics and the philosophy of well-being.
Stephen Harris is University Lecturer at Leiden University's Institute for Philosophy, the Netherlands.
Product Details ISBN: 9781350379534
ISBN-10: 1350379530
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication Date: November 16th, 2023
Pages: 264
Language: English