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The Awakening of Faith
Author: Y.S. Hakeda

ISBN: 9780231131575
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 25 October 2005
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.6 x 18.0 x 0.8
Description:
"Whenever I have questions on Mahayana Buddhist doctrine, I return to this text and Professor Hakeda's interpretation of it. I wonder if I will ever encounter a work that is at once more profound, attractive, and mysterious than the "Awakening of Faith,"" -- Ryuichi AbA(c), from the introduction

First published in 1967, Yoshito S. Hakeda's critical interpretation of the "Awakening of Faith" has become a classic. This edition, which includes a new introduction by Ryuichi AbA(c), presents a beautiful and accessible translation of one of the most influential works in Mahayana Buddhism. The "Awakening of Faith" explores the path leading to enlightenment and teaches the principles and methods of meditation. However, the text does not advocate a passive retreat into the quietude of meditation; instead it calls for dynamic social engagement based on compassion and wisdom. Philosophical and religious in its approach, the "Awakening of Faith" provides a comprehensive summary of the essentials of Mahayana Buddhism.

The "Awakening of Faith," commonly attributed to Asvaghosha, has been read and studied for mor...

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