Bodhisattvacharyavatara

by Andreas Kretschmar | 233,817 words

The English translation of the Bodhisattvacharyavatara (“entering the conduct of the bodhisattvas”), a Sanskrit text with Tibetan commentary. This book explains the bodhisattva concept and gives guidance to the Buddhist practitioner following the Mahāyāna path towards the attainment of enlightenment. The text was written in Sanskrit by Shantideva ...

In this section, the term Buddhist representations [nang pa'i lha rten] means any Buddhist statue, book, or stūpa. Statues are considered to be the representation of Buddha's body; the Buddhist scriptures are considered to be the representation of Buddha's speech; and all stūpas are considered to be the representation of Buddha's mind.

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