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Siksa Samuccaya - A Compendium of Buddhist Doctrine
Siksa Samuccaya - A Compendium of Buddhist Doctrine

Siksa Samuccaya - A Compendium of Buddhist Doctrine

by Santideva

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Motilal Banarsidass


8120816331 - Year: 2006 - Pages: 328



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Author: Santideva
Cecil Bendall/W H D Rouse
Translator(s): Cecil Bendall / W H D Rouse
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass
Year: 2006
Language: English
Pages: 328
ISBN/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 Budhisatvas
2. The Duty of Self-Preservation
3. Avoidance of Evil
4. Avoidance of Evil
5. Avoidance of Evil
6. Preservation of the Person
7. Care of Enjoyments
8. Purification from Sin
9. The Perfection of Patience
10. The Perfection of Strength
11. Praise of the Forest Seclusion
12. Preparation of the Thought
13. Subjects of Intent Contemplation
14. Self-Purification
15. Purity in Enjoyment and Religious Action
16. The Increase of Good Conduct
17. The Praise of Worship
18. Recollection of the Three Jewels
19. Increase of Holiness

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