This volume brings together Paul Williams's previously published papers on the Indian and Tibetan interpretations of selected verses from the eighth and ninth chapters of the Bodhicaryavatara. In addition there is a much longer version of the paper 'Identifying the Object of Negation' and nearly half the book consists of a wholly new essay, "The Absence of self and the Removal of Pain', subtitled 'How Santideva Destroyed the Bodhisattva Path.
"Paul Williams has made an admirable attempt...notes are a valuable part of the book...a valuable contribution to the vast field of Buddhist Studies." HSI LAI JOURNAL OF HUMANISTIC BUDDHISM
About the Author(s)
PAUL WILLIAMS is Professor of Indian and Tibetan Philosophy and Co-Director
of the Centre for Buddhist Studies at the University of Bristol. His
numerous publications include Mahayana Buddhism.