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Four Illusions: Candrakirti's Advice to Travelers on the Bodhisattva Path

Candrakirti and Karen C. Lang

Abstract

Āryadeva's Four Hundred Stanzas (Catuḥśataka) is a Mahāyāna Buddhist text that describes the Bodhisattva's path toward enlightenment. In his commentary on this text, the Indian Buddhist philosopher Candrakiriti (c.550–650 c.e.) combines philosophical argument with the narration of popular stories to persuade beginners on the path of the value of the Buddha's teachings. In the first four chapters, Candrakiriti offers therapeutic advice to lay and monastic people on how to cope with death, suffering, lust, and egotism. Each chapter focuses on a different mistaken idea that must be abandoned by p ... More

Keywords: Āryadeva, Bodhisattva path, Buddhist philosophy, Candrakiriti, Indian Buddhism, Buddhist text

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780195151138
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0195151135.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Candrakirti, author

Karen C. Lang, translator
University of Virginia
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