Philosophy East and West 70 (2):1-4 (2020)

Amod Lele
Boston University
Śāntideva's Bodhicaryāvatāra is an extraordinary text. Its ethical arguments, with their metaphysical grounding, are among the most explicit in classical Indian literature. This fact alone is sufficient to place the BCA among the most important texts of classical Indian philosophy. But the BCA's importance goes well beyond philosophy as such, as the Readings volume reviewed here shows amply: it is a work of poetic and literary brilliance with ritual and meditative significance in Tibet and elsewhere. (There is nothing wrong with the Readings volume's English translation of the title as...
Keywords Śāntideva  Buddhism  Mahāyāna  Bodhicaryāvatāra
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DOI 10.1353/pew.2020.0018
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