Four Illusions: Candrakirtis Advice for Travelers on the Bodhisattva Path

Paperback | September 15, 2002

EditorCandrakirtiTranslated byKaren C. Lang

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This book provides the first English translation of Candrakirti's commentary (ca. 6-7th century C.E.) on four illusions that prevent us from becoming Buddhas. Lang's translation captures the clarity of Candrakirti's arguments and the lively humor of the stories and examples he uses. Lang'sintroduction explores the range of Candrakirti's interests in religion, philosophy, psychology, politics, and erotic poetry.

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This book provides the first English translation of Candrakirti's commentary (ca. 6-7th century C.E.) on four illusions that prevent us from becoming Buddhas. Lang's translation captures the clarity of Candrakirti's arguments and the lively humor of the stories and examples he uses. Lang'sintroduction explores the range of Candrakirti'...

Karen C. Lang is at University of Virginia.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 6.1 × 9.21 × 0.91 inPublished:September 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195151135

ISBN - 13:9780195151138

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"This is a jewel of a book . If Candrakirti is eminently accessible, then he has an equally clear interpreter in Lang, whose translation and introduction are gifts not only of precision and accessibility, but also of wisdom and pleasure."--Choice