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Whenever I have questions on Mahayana Buddhist doctrine, I return tothis text and Professor Hakeda’s interpretation of it. I wonder if I willever encounter a work that is at once more profound, attractive, andmysterious than the Awakening of Faith. — Ryuichi Abi, from theintroduction First published in 1967, Yoshito S. Hakeda’s criticalinterpretation of the Awakening of Faith has become a classic. Thisedition, which includes a new introduction by Ryuichi Abi, presents abeautiful and accessible translation of one of the most influential worksin Mahayana Buddhism.