Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2009)

Amod Lele
Boston University
An encyclopedia article about Śāntideva, the 8th-century Indian Mahāyāna Buddhist philosopher known for his work on ethics. The article explores his history and written corpus and classifies his work (as he does) by way of the "perfections" (pāramitā) of the bodhisattva. It addresses his views on metaphysics and their implications for ethics and practice, as well as his views on gift-giving, anger and other emotions. It also briefly discusses his relationship to virtue ethics and consequentialism.
Keywords Śāntideva  Buddhist ethics  Mahāyāna  bodhisattva  pāramitā  karma  giving  anger  meditation
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