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The Bodhicaryavatara

Translated with introduction and notes by Kate Crosby and Andrew Skilton
General Introduction by Paul Williams

April 2008

ISBN: 9780199540433

240 pages

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Oxford World's Classics

Price: £9.99



Written in India in the early eighth century AD, Santideva's Bodhicaryavatara became one of the most popular accounts of the Buddhist spiritual path. Important as a manual of training among Mahayana Buddhists, especially in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, it continues to be used as the basis for teaching by modern Buddhist teachers.

This is a new translation from the original Sanskrit, with detailed annotations explaining allusions and technical references. The Introductions set Santideva's work in context, and for the first time explain its structure.

  • The only accurate translation of the whole text

About the Author(s)


Translated with introduction and notes by Kate Crosby, Tutor in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Pali, Oxford University, and Andrew Skilton, Junior Research Fellow, Wolfson College, Oxford
General Introduction by Paul Williams, Reader in Indo-Tibetan Studies, University of Bristol