Acvaghosha's Discourse on the Awakening of Faith in the Mahayana: Da Sheng QI Xin Lun

Acvaghosha's Discourse on the Awakening of Faith in the Mahayana: Da Sheng QI Xin Lun

by Asvaghosa
     
 
The Awakening of Faith in the Mahayana is a classic of East Asian Buddhism. Its concept of faith, however, is not the same as that of Western religions. The books' title may also be translated as The Generating of Confidence in the Mahayana. Confidence or trust is generated as a result of examining the Mahayana Buddhist teachings, which are concisely summarized here.

Overview

The Awakening of Faith in the Mahayana is a classic of East Asian Buddhism. Its concept of faith, however, is not the same as that of Western religions. The books' title may also be translated as The Generating of Confidence in the Mahayana. Confidence or trust is generated as a result of examining the Mahayana Buddhist teachings, which are concisely summarized here. This book is said to have been written for those who find the wordiness of extensive discourse wearisome, and who prefer a brief treatise with a lot of meaning. Doctrinally, it presents the tathagata-garbha or Buddha-matrix teachings in their most developed form. This abstruse text is translated here by the distinguished D.T. Suzuki. The translation by Yoshito Hakeda published elsewhere is made from the Chinese version of Paramartha, while this one is made from the Chinese version of Siksananda.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780895819390
Publisher:
Replica
Publication date:
02/28/2003
Edition description:
JAIN PUBLISHING COMPANY
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

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