Author: SantidevaCecil Bendall/W H D RouseTranslator(s): Cecil Bendall / W H D RousePublisher: Motilal BanarsidassYear: 2006Language: EnglishPages: 328ISBN/UPC (if available): 8120816331
This is the first Indian edition of the English translation of Siksasamuccaya – a Mahayana Buddhist treatise edited by Dr Bendall from a single Nepalese manuscript for the Russian Bibliography Buddhica. The book is a compendium of Buddhist Doctrine preserved in the schools of the Great Vehicle – Mahayana. It presents, as its subject matter, the code of righteous conduct for the enlightenment of the aspirant. It embodies instructions for the accumulation of six Perfections, viz. Liberality, Morality, Patience, Manliness, Meditation and Wisdom. The book is divided into nineteen chapters. The first eight chapters emphasize the avoidance of Evil and Self-purification. Chapters IX-XV deal with the Perfection of Patience. Strength, Contemplation and Religious Actions. Chapters XVI-XIX read a lesson in the increase of Good Conduct. Holiness, Recollection of three Jewels and the Praise of Worship. The translation is authentic and authoritative. The book is interesting and instructive. There is also an alphabetical index of quoted works and a general index.
1. Salutation to All Buddhas and Budhisatvas2. The Duty of Self-Preservation3. Avoidance of Evil4. Avoidance of Evil5. Avoidance of Evil6. Preservation of the Person7. Care of Enjoyments8. Purification from Sin9. The Perfection of Patience10. The Perfection of Strength11. Praise of the Forest Seclusion12. Preparation of the Thought13. Subjects of Intent Contemplation14. Self-Purification15. Purity in Enjoyment and Religious Action 16. The Increase of Good Conduct17. The Praise of Worship18. Recollection of the Three Jewels19. Increase of Holiness