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Path of Compassion: the Bodhisattva precepts the Chinese Brahma's Net Sutra
This new and moving translation of the Brahma's Net Sutra also includes translations of ancillary materials not previously available. Translated and introduced by the well-known teacher and author Martine Batchelor, this should become a classic for all those who aspire to the compassion of the Buddha.
"The Buddha gave clear instructions about how a bodhisattva should preserve and nurture the altruistic aspiration to enlightenment that are contained in the scriptures of the various Mahayana traditions. The Boddhisattva Precepts found in the Brahma's Net Sutra of the Chinese and Korean traditions have laid the foundation of an ethical way of life and the essential ground to a life of compassion for many Buddhists in East Asia since ancient times. We live in an era in which I believe it is extremely important to foster harmony and respect among all religious traditions. Therefore, I believe it is significant that such a seminal text be made more widely in an English translation and I congratulate the translator, the International Sacred Literature Trust and AltaMira Press for making this book, The Path of Compassion, available. Readers, whether or not they are Buddhist, will find that these precepts encourage us, in a very practical way, to protect life in all its forms and work towards a more peaceful and understanding world; goals that we all can admire."
-from the foreword by H. H. The Dalai Lama
About The Author
Martine Batchelor published in 1992, as co-editor, Buddhism and Ecology. In 1996 she published, as editor Walking on Lotus Flowers which in 2001 will be reissued under the title A Women's Guide to Buddhism. She is the author of Principles of Zen and her most recent publication is Meditation for Life, an illustrated book on meditation. With her husband, Stephen Batchelor, she co-leads meditation retreats worldwide. They currently live in France.