Moral Theory in Santideva s Siksasamuccaya

Moral Theory in Santideva s Siksasamuccaya

This important text analyzes the moral theory of the seventh century Indian Mahayana master, Santideva, author of the well-known religious poem, the Bodhicaryavatara (Entering the Path of Enlightenment) as well as the significant, but ...

Author: Barbra R. Clayton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134278282

Category: History

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This important text analyzes the moral theory of the seventh century Indian Mahayana master, Santideva, author of the well-known religious poem, the Bodhicaryavatara (Entering the Path of Enlightenment) as well as the significant, but relatively overlooked, Siksasamuccaya (Compendium of Teachings). With particular focus on the Siksasamuccaya, this book uses original translations and critical analysis in order to answer the question: How would Santideva’s ethics be understood in terms of Western moral theory? Santideva’s ethical presuppositions and moral reasoning are illuminated by analyzing his key moral terms and comparing them to other Buddhist principles. By focusing on a neglected Buddhist Sanskrit text by a major Mahayana figure, Barbra R. Clayton helps to redress a significant imbalance in the scholarship on Buddhist ethics, which has - up to now - focused primarily on the ethics of the Pali literature as interpreted in the Theravada tradition.
Categories: History

Virtuous Bodies

Virtuous Bodies

For instance, Vibhuficandra of Jagaddala does so in the brief biography of
Santideva included in his commentary on ... of Training include Clayton, "Ethics
in the Siksasamuccaya"; Clayton, Moral Theory in Santideva's Siksasamuccaya;
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Author: Susanne Mrozik

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198041497

Category: Philosophy

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Virtuous Bodies breaks new ground in the field of Buddhist ethics by investigating the diverse roles bodies play in ethical development. Traditionally, Buddhists assumed a close connection between body and morality. Thus Buddhist literature contains descriptions of living beings that stink with sin, are disfigured by vices, or are perfumed and adorned with virtues. Taking an influential early medieval Indian Mah=ay=ana Buddhist text-'S=antideva's Compendium of Training ('Sik,s=asamuccaya)-as a case study, Susanne Mrozik demonstrates that Buddhists regarded ethical development as a process of physical and moral transformation. Mrozik chooses The Compendium of Training because it quotes from over one hundred Buddhist scriptures, allowing her to reveal a broader Buddhist interest in the ethical significance of bodies. The text is a training manual for bodhisattvas, especially monastic bodhisattvas. In it, bodies function as markers of, and conditions for, one's own ethical development. Most strikingly, bodies also function as instruments for the ethical development of others. When living beings come into contact with the virtuous bodies of bodhisattvas, they are transformed physically and morally for the better. Virtuous Bodies explores both the centrality of bodies to the bodhisattva ideal and the corporeal specificity of that ideal. Arguing that the bodhisattva ideal is an embodied ethical ideal, Mrozik poses an array of fascinating questions: What does virtue look like? What kinds of physical features constitute virtuous bodies? What kinds of bodies have virtuous effects on others? Drawing on a range of contemporary theorists, this book engages in a feminist hermeneutics of recovery and suspicion in order to explore the ethical resources Buddhism offers to scholars and religious practitioners interested in the embodied nature of ethical ideals.
Categories: Philosophy

A Mirror Is for Reflection

A Mirror Is for Reflection

Moral theory in Santideva's Siksasamuccaya: Cultivating the fruits of virtue. New
York: Routledge. Clayton, B. R. (2009). Såntideva, virtue, consequentialism. In J.
Powers & C. S. Prebish (Eds.), Destroying Maraforever (pp. 16–29). New York: ...

Author: Jake H. Davis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190499761

Category: Philosophy

Page: 384

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This volume offers a rich and accessible introduction to contemporary research on Buddhist ethical thought for interested students and scholars, yet also offers chapters taking up more technical philosophical and textual topics. A Mirror is For Reflection offers a snapshot of the present state of academic investigation into the nature of Buddhist Ethics, including contributions from many of the leading figures in the academic study of Buddhist philosophy. Over the past decade many scholars have come to think that the project of fitting Buddhist ethical thought into Western philosophical categories may be of limited utility, and the focus of investigation has shifted in a number of new directions. This volume includes contemporary perspectives on topics including the nature of Buddhist ethics as a whole, karma and rebirth, mindfulness, narrative, intention, free will, politics, anger, and equanimity.
Categories: Philosophy

Facets of Buddhist Philosophy

Facets of Buddhist Philosophy

BUDDHIST ETHICS AS THE MEANS FOR PROMOTING SOCIAL HARMONY IN
ACARYA NAGARJUNA'S ... studied by those who are on the graduated path ,
and it is given an equal status with that of Santideva's Siksasamuccaya , Sgam .

Author: V. V. S. Saibaba

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015081854740

Category: Buddhism

Page: 202

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Categories: Buddhism

The Training Anthology of Santideva

The Training Anthology of Santideva

Charles Goodman offers a translation of this major work of religious literature, in which Santideva has extracted, from the vast ocean of the Buddha's teachings, a large number of passages of exceptional value, either for their practical ...

Author: Śāntideva

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199391356

Category:

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The Training Anthology-or Siksa-samuccaya-is a collection of quotations from Buddhist sutras with illuminating and insightful commentary by the eighth-century North Indian master Santideva. Best known for his philosophical poem, the Bodhicaryavatara, Santideva has been a vital source of spiritual guidance and literary inspiration to Tibetan teachers and students throughout the history of Tibetan Buddhism. Charles Goodman offers a translation of this major work of religious literature, in which Santideva has extracted, from the vast ocean of the Buddha's teachings, a large number of passages of exceptional value, either for their practical relevance, philosophical illumination, or aesthetic beauty. The Training Anthology provides a comprehensive overview of the Mahayana path to Awakening and gives scholars an invaluable window into the religious doctrines, ethical commitments, and everyday life of Buddhist monks in India during the first millennium CE.
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American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record

6 ' 74 ( BL2532 ) Santideva , 7th cent . Siksasamuccaya . 294 . 3 ' 92 ( BQ3247 ]
... 6 ( PS3602 ] School principals — Professional ethics — United States . 371 . 2 '
012 ( LB2831 ) ... 8003 ( PR9634 ) Science - Philosophy . 501 ( Q175 ) Science ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015066180442

Category: American literature

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Categories: American literature

Guide to Buddhist Religion

Guide to Buddhist Religion

1 ( 25 ) Santideva Bodhicaryavatara , 3 . 3 . 2 . 1 ( 26 ) ... 14 ( 6 ) Siksasamuccaya
, 3 . 3 . 2 . ... 3 ( 9 ) " The Social Ethics of Buddhism , " 6 . 2 . 2 . ... 3 ( 64 ) Sasaki ,
Genjun Kidemaru " The Concept of Kamma in Buddhist Philosophy , " 2 . 7 .

Author: Frank Reynolds

Publisher: Boston : Hall

ISBN: UVA:X004230728

Category: Bouddhisme - Bibliographie

Page: 415

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Categories: Bouddhisme - Bibliographie

Sri Venkateswara University Oriental Journal

Sri Venkateswara University Oriental Journal

Santideva of the 7th century is the author of the Siksasamuccaya ,
Sutrasamuccaya and Bodhicaryavatara on ethical life . The deity Tara is ... The
contribution of the Buddhists in the sphere of philosophy is of unique value . The
Buddhists , who ...

Author: Sri Venkatesvara University. Oriental Research Institute

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015076702078

Category: Indo-Aryan philology

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Categories: Indo-Aryan philology

Jain and Buddhist traditions in Sanskrit

Jain and Buddhist traditions in Sanskrit

He deals with the theory of the eternity of the five skandhas . ... Santideva ( A . D .
695 - 730 ) in his Siksasamuccaya mentions the names and features of Buddhist
deities . ... The Advayavajra sangraha deals with the special ethics given to the
Dhyani Buddhas which are the unique facts unknown to other sources in ...

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ISBN: UVA:X004778936

Category: Buddhist literature, Sanskrit

Page: 340

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Conference proceedings.
Categories: Buddhist literature, Sanskrit

Arts Humanities Citation Index

Arts   Humanities Citation Index

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ISBN: UOM:39015064551594

Category: Arts

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A multidisciplinary index covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities. It fully covers 1,144 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals, and it indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 6,800 major science and social science journals.
Categories: Arts