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Difficult Beginnings - Mark Tatz

Difficult Beginnings

By: Mark Tatz

Paperback Published: 1st May 2001
ISBN: 9781570626708
Number Of Pages: 128

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"This is the first English translation of the works of Candragomin—a seventh-century Indian philosopher and poet—which have been highly influential in the practice of Buddhism over the past twelve centuries. The book provides an excellent introduction to Mahayana, the "middle way" of the Buddhist path. It will appeal to anyone interested in Eastern Religion. Candragomin is regarded in the Indo-Tibetan tradition as an exemplar of the bodhisattva ideal. Difficult Beginnings presents three of the most important works. "Candragomin's Resolve" is a short verse aspiration. "Twenty Verses on the Bodhisattva Vow" is a basis for exposition of the bodhisattva vow. "Praise in Confession" recounts the problems that Candragomin encountered in his spiritual practice. Dr. Tatz provides an excellent introduction to the theory and practice of the bodhisattva path, the ideal of attaining buddhahood—awakening—as well as the commitment to teach and guide others on this path. Also included is a fascinating account of Candragomin's life, and lengthy commentary on the thr

Introductionp. 3
Bodhisattva Theory and Practicep. 3
Candragominp. 8
Aspirationp. 12
Vowp. 13
Confessionp. 16
Acknowledgmentsp. 20
Notes to the Introductionp. 21
Candragomin's Resolvep. 25
Twenty Verses on the Bodhisattva Vowp. 27
Commentary to the Twenty Versesp. 30
Praise in Confessionp. 39
Commentary by Buddhasanti to the Praise in Confessionp. 47
Notes to the Commentaryp. 99
Indexp. 111
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ISBN: 9781570626708
ISBN-10: 1570626707
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1st May 2001
Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.2  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.17
Edition Number: 1

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