The Buddha is credited with sincerely and succinctly expounding the Buddhist direction (mārga). regardless of the eloquence and brevity of the Buddha’s exposition, the corpus of Buddhist scriptures explaining the trail is prolix.
It is usually proposal that the ethical precepts (śikṣāpadas), right practices (samudācāras) and restraints (saṃvaras) for a bodhisattva are to be present in Mahāyāna sūtras. but it sounds as if the main most likely consequence of studying those sūtras isn't really enlightenment, yet confusion. Mahāyāna sūtras seem too large and complicated to be of a lot useful gain to an incipient bodhisattva.
This paper asserts that the Śikṣāsamuccaya (ŚS) and Śikṣāsamuccayakārikā (ŚSKā) are composed through Śāntideva (Ś) to counter the bewilderment which ends from analyzing Mahāyāna sūtras. either works explicate the fundamental ideas (marmasthānas) of those sūtras for the advantage of a bodhisattva new to the way.
Further, this paper asserts that of all of the quite a few practices defined in Mahāyāna sūtras, Ś believes that the perform of giving (dāna ≡ utsarjana) is prime. within the ŚS and ŚSKā the way in which of the bodhisattva (bodhisattvamārga) is basically the way in which of giving (dānamārga).
In short, Ś expects a bodhisattva:
1. to provide every thing (sarva+√dā ≡ sarva+ut+√sṛj) for you to reach excellent enlightenment (samyaksaṃbodhi);
2. to make a priceless present of his individual (ātmabhāva), enjoyments (bhogas) and advantage (puṇya) which will supply everything;
3. to maintain (√rakṣ), purify (√śudh), and elevate (√vṛdh) his reward as a way to make a precious reward; and
4. to perform the 4 correct strivings (samyakpradhānas) on the way to guard, purify and bring up his gift.
It is said during this paper, then, that Ś considers the unsurpassed and ideal enlightenment of the Buddha attained through the perform of whole giving (sarvadāna ≡ sarvotsarjana) and entire giving attained by way of the perform of the fitting strivings. ...
Overall, this paper makes an attempt to supply a accomplished research of the content material, constitution, subject and which means of the ŚS and ŚSKā. To the information of the current author, it's the first of its variety. ...