The present work consists of seven chapters that deal with the Bodhisattva doctrine as expounded in the principal Buddhist Sanskrit Literature.
- Chapter 1 describes the nature of the Bodhisattva doctrine with particular stress on the distinct characteristics of arhat, Bodhisattva and sravaka.
- Chapter II recounts the different factors including the influence Persian religion-cult, Greek art and Christian ethics that contributed to the rise and growth of the Boddhisattva doctrine.
- Chapter III expounds the production of the thought of Enlightenment for the welfare and liberation of all creatures.
- Chapters IV describes thirty-seven practices and principles conducive to the attainment of Enlightenment.
- Chapter V explains the ten perfections that lead to welfare, rebirth, serenity, spiritual cultivation, and supreme knowledge.
- Chapter VI states different stages of spiritual progress in the aspirant`s long journey to the goal of final emancipation and
- Chapter VII relates the events of the Gautama Buddha`s past lives as Bodhisattva. The book contains comprehensive notes and references besides a general index appended at the end. It is written in a very lucid style that speaks of the writer`s scholarly acumen and mastery of literary art.