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The Bodhisattva Path to Unsurpassed Enlightenment: A Complete Translation of the Bodhisattvabhumi
Author Asanga (著) ; H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama (前言) ; Engle, Artemus B. (譯)
PublisherSnow Lion Publications
Publisher Url
LocationIthaca, NY, US [伊薩卡, 紐約州, 美國]
Series No.17
Content type書籍=Book
Note1. Asanga was a fourth-century Indian adept and philosopher, and author of the foundational works of the Yogācāra school of Buddhist philosophy.

2. Artemus B. Engle studied Buddhism with the late Sera Mey Khensur Lobsang Tharchin Rinpoche for more than thirty years. Over much of the past decade he has continued his studies as a student of Gyumé Khensur Lobsang Jampa Rinpoche. In 1983 he earned a doctorate in Buddhist Studies from the University of Wisconsin and is currently a fellow with the Tsadra Foundation.
AbstractA complete translation of Asanga’s classic work on the distinguishing qualities of bodhisattvas that describes how to awaken, develop, and perfect the mind of enlightenment in the Great Vehicle, or Mahayana, Buddhist tradition.

Arya Asanga, famous for having been the conduit through which the teachings contained in the Five Texts of Maitreya were received and recorded, is also considered to be the author in his own right of several other foundational works of Yogācāra philosophy. One of these, considered the definitive text of the Yogācāra school of Buddhism, is the encyclopedic synthesis of Mahayana Buddhist doctrines and practices known as the Yogācārabhūmi, or “Stages of Spiritual Practice.” The Bodhisattvabhūmi, or “Stages of the Bodhisattva Path,” is one portion of that massive work, though it is considered a stand-alone text in the Tibetan traditions–for example, it is counted among the six core texts of the Kadampas. However, despite the text’s centrality to the Yogācāra school and its seminal importance in the Tibetan traditions, it has remained unavailable in English except in piecemeal translations; Engle’s translation will therefore be especially welcomed by scholars and students alike.
Table of contentsForeword by His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama vii
Abbreviations ix
Translators Introduction xv
The Support xxxvi

The Spiritual Lineage 3
Generating Enlightenment Mind 2 I 21
Ones Own and Others Aims 35
The Nature of Reality 63
Power IoS 6 Ripening 141
Enlightenment 159
The Lineages of the Powers 171
Generosity 2 05 202
Morality 237
Patience 3 13 249
Effort 331
Meditative Absorption 343
Wisdom 355
The Principles for Attractinga Following 365
Worship Service and the Immeasurables 387
The Spiritual Qualities That Are Conducive to Enlightenment 415
The Qualities of a Bodhisattva 465
The Marks of a Bodhisattva 495
Births 583
The Stages 595
The Successive Order of the Topics 665
Outline and Summary Verses 671
Bibliography 693
Index 703
ISBN9781559394291 (hc)
ISRC9780834840201 (Ebook)
Created date2023.09.06
Modified date2023.09.07

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