Asanga's Chapter on Ethics With the Commentary of by Mark Tatz

By Mark Tatz

This English translation of those Buddhist texts let the reader to get a inspiration of Mahayana moral idea and ethical perform.

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By Mark Tatz

This English translation of those Buddhist texts let the reader to get a inspiration of Mahayana moral idea and ethical perform.

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2 2 -M ay- 1 978. The ceremony by Atisa is outlined by Sherburne 1 97 6 : 2 8 8 ; i t is followed by Grags-pa­ rgyal-m tshan, Tatz 1 978a: 2 6-30. The cittotpada is also found in Thera·­ vada tradition: at the close o f religious ceremonies, the congregation m ay be enjoined by a bhikkhu to m ake a resolve to a t t ain bodhi , whe­ ther as auditor, independent buddha, or fully awakened buddha (Walpola Rahula, " L ' Ideal du bodhisattva dans Ie Theravada e t l a Mahayana" in JA 1 9 7 1 : 70). See also Sakya Pandit a : there are two form s of cittotpada, that of the auditor and that of the bodhisattva.

2 ) To undert ake and proceed to train oneself in the essence o f ethics endowed with these four qualities, should be unders tood a s "whole­ som e , " because of benefit for oneself, benefit for others, benefit for m any people, pleasure for m any people, mercy for the world, and wel­ fare, benefit, and pleasure for divine and human beings. Because "mea­ sureless" comprehends the bodhisattva bases o f training, they should be understood as "imm easureable. " Because they are lived for the bene­ fit and pleasure of all sentient beings, they should b e understood to be "favorable to all sentient beings.

These three sections com prise ten topics, o f which the first is coterm inous with Section One. This " founda­ tions" section and topic is the largest and includes the Chapter on Ethics as one of a set of chapters on each o f the six perfections. The chapters o f the Bbh total twenty-eight . They have been summ arized by Wogihara (Bbh, "Synopsis"), by Dutt (Bbh, Introd. ), and ( through ch. 8) by Bendall and L VP ( 1 90 5- 1 1 ) . The B b h survives i n Sanskrit, having been published first by Wogihara ( 1 930-36) from two Nepalese m anuscripts, the l acunae filled by reference t o the Tibetan.

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