The Lankavatara Sutra (“Sutra on the Descent to Lanka”) is an unsystematic and partial overview of the One Path for over pages in Red Pine’s text. Jan 15, Yes, right next to me hot off the press is a translation and commentary of The Lankavatara Sutra by Red Pine (Bill Porter). First, let me say that if. Mar 3, This is both a brilliant and difficult work. Red Pine has translated into modern English a very important sutra, one that is central to the history of.
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Rinzan Pechovnik rated it it was amazing Dec 25, Red Pine has translated into modern English a very important sutra, one that is central to the history of Zen Buddhism, but is also renowned as being difficult to fathom for even the most seasoned Buddhist. As to the contents of the Lankavatara Sutra itself, the work is primarily a set of philosophical questions put forth by the bodhisattva Mahamati to the Buddha who essentially instructs the former that it is “By becoming shtra that projections are nothing but mind” that we realize enlightenment The Lankavarara Sutra, p.
He is also the author of Zen BaggageRoad to Heaven: Lists with This Book. Jon Wesick rated it really liked it Aug 03, In the meantime, here’s a sample of Red Pine’s translation skills and the notes that he supplies as well:.
Linkshander rated it really liked it Feb 02, In addition to presenting one of the most difficult of all Buddhist texts in clear English, Red Pine has also added summaries, explanations and notes, including relevant Sanskrit terms on the basis of which the Chinese translation was made.
As to the first; he must recognise and be fully convinced that this triple world is nothing but a complex manifestation of one’s mental activities; that it is devoid of selfness and its belongings; that there are no strivings, no comings, no plne. Trivia About The Lankavatara S As to lankkavatara second; he must recognise and be convinced that all things are to be regarded as forms seen in a vision and a dream, empty of substance, ref and without self-nature; that all things exist only by reason of a complicated network of causation I can’t help but feel very skeptical of major aspects of the Lankavatara Sutra from a Marxist viewpoint.
Yet what would a politics based on compassion look like? According to the text, the Buddha’s wisdom recognizes that the world does not exist.
The Lankavatara Sutra: Translation and Commentary by Red Pine
Jordan rated it it was amazing Jan 26, Encyclopedia of Buddhism Vol 6. Although it covers all the major teachings of Mahayana Buddhism, it contains but two teachings: The reason why the ‘Tathagatas’ who are Arhats and fully enlightened Ones teach the doctrine pointing to the tathagatagarbha which is a state of non-discrimination and image-less, is to make the ignorant cast aside their fear when they listen to teaching of egolessness.
Sutea, ‘Mahamati’, the ‘Tathagatas’ disclose the doctrine of the ‘tathagatagarbha’ which is thus not to be known as identical with the philosopher’s notion of an ego-substance. So there is essentially no political element. Debbie Heart rated it it was amazing Nov 09, Haikuist rated lankavatars really liked it May 29, We may compare this to a statement given in the first chapter of the Daodejing: William L Evans rated it really liked it Aug 13, And eutra before Labkavatara.
This promises to become an essential text lankavataar anyone seeking to deepen their understanding or knowledge of Zen. Although it covers all the major teachings of Mahayana Buddhism, it contains but two teachings: The Red Pine translation has extensive notes, many of which refer to the Sanskrit original Red Pine’s is from the Chinesethat Red Pine admits he is at dictionary level reading ability.
In the ‘2nd volume’ he provides what’s needed to thoroughly grasp this sutra.
And yet we see experientially in the world that, in the dialectic between mind and matter, matter is the decisive force. Sep 08, Jughead rated it really liked it. According to Japanese scholar Yamaguchi Susumu, the most important point in the tathagatagarbha literature is that “the pratitysamutpada is the tathagatagarbha.
According to the Buddha, there are both no distinctions and not no distinctions between the ocean and its waves; they are both the interpenetrating and yet distinct.
lankavataa On the contrary my teaching is based upon the recognition that the objective world, like a vision, is a manifestation of the mind itself; it teaches the cessation of ignorance, desire, deed and causality; it teaches the cessation of suffering that arises from the discrimination of the triple world.
Return to Book Page. Traditions Dharma transmission Zen lineage charts Zen ranks and hierarchy Zen organisation and institutions Zen Narratives. Therefore’Mahamati’, in order to abandon the misconception cherished by the philosophers, you must depend on the ‘anatman-tathagatagarbha’.
Quotes from The Lankavatara S Zachary Parker rated it it was amazing Jun 25, Through his work, seekers may get closer to the notions of perception and experience of perception the sutra teaches. Of course, there’s much more the sutra than this, and Red Pine skillfully presents the deeper and more complicated threads it in a way that helps us to grasp, intellectually at least, their meanings.
The Buddha then repeated the meaning of this in verse form: Studies in the Lankavatara Sutra. This promises to become an essential text for anyone seeking to deepen their understanding or knowledge of Zen. Stephen Newkirk rated it it was amazing Mar 16, The two kinds of death are karmic death and transformation death, the latter of which is so subtle that it is barely noticed. Refresh and try again.