Of the Progresse of the Bodhisattva: The Bodhisattvam Rga in the Ik Samuccaya (英語) ハードカバー – 2016/10/24
Kindle 端末は必要ありません。無料 Kindle アプリのいずれかをダウンロードすると、スマートフォン、タブレットPCで Kindle 本をお読みいただけます。
The Buddha is credited with clearly and succinctly expounding the Buddhist path (m rga). Despite the eloquence and brevity of the Buddha's exposition, the corpus of Buddhist scriptures explaining the path is prolix.
It is generally thought that the moral precepts ( ik padas), correct practices (samud c ras) and restraints (sa varas) for a bodhisattva are to be found in Mah y na s tras. Yet it seems that the most likely outcome of reading these s tras is not enlightenment, but confusion. Mah y na s tras appear too extensive and complex to be of much practical benefit to an incipient bodhisattva.
This paper asserts that the ik samuccaya ( S) and ik samuccayak rik ( SK ) are composed by ntideva ( ) to counter the bewilderment which results from reading Mah y na s tras. Both works explicate the essential principles (marmasth nas) of these s tras for the benefit of a bodhisattva new to the way.
Further, this paper asserts that of all the various practices described in Mah y na s tras, believes that the practice of giving (d na ≡ utsarjana) is fundamental. In the S and SK the way of the bodhisattva (bodhisattvam rga) is essentially the way of giving (d nam rga).
In short, expects a bodhisattva:
to give everything (sarva+√d ≡ sarva+ut+√s j) in order to attain perfect enlightenment (samyaksa bodhi);
to make a worthy gift of his person ( tmabh va), enjoyments (bhogas) and merit (pu ya) in order to give everything;
to preserve (√rak ), purify (√ udh), and increase (√v dh) his gift in order to make a worthy gift; and
to practice the four right strivings (samyakpradh nas) in order to preserve, purify and increase his gift.
It is asserted in this paper, then, that considers the unsurpassed and perfect enlightenment of the Buddha attained by the practice of complete giving (sarvad na ≡ sarvotsarjana) and complete giving attained by the practice of the right strivings. ...
Overall, this paper attempts to provide a comprehensive analysis of the content, structure, theme and meaning of the S and SK . To the knowledge of the present writer, it is the first of its kind. ...