Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch

ISBN-10: 0231083610
ISBN-13: 9780231083614
Edition: 2nd 1967
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Description: The Platform Sutrarecords the teachings of Hui-neng, the Sixth Patriarch, who is revered as one of the two great figures in the founding of Ch'an (Zen) Buddhism. This translation is the definitive English version of the eighth-century Ch'an classic.  More...

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Book details

List price: $35.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1967
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 3/22/1978
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 212
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

The Platform Sutrarecords the teachings of Hui-neng, the Sixth Patriarch, who is revered as one of the two great figures in the founding of Ch'an (Zen) Buddhism. This translation is the definitive English version of the eighth-century Ch'an classic. Phillip B. Yampolsky has based his translation on the Tun-huang manuscript, the earliest extant version of the work. A critical edition of the Chinese text is given at the end of the volume. Dr. Yampolsky also furnishes a lengthy and detailed historical introduction which contains much information hitherto unavailable even to scholars, and provides the context essential to an understanding of Hui-neng's work. He gives an account of the history and legends of Ch'an Buddhism, with particular attention to the traditions associated with Hui-neng, quoting or summarizing the most important narratives. He then discusses the various texts of the Platform Sutra, and analyzes its contents.

CHILDHOOD I Set Out To Learn Dutch In Nagasaki I Make My Way To Osaka Student Ways At Ogata School I Go To Yedo
I Learn English I Join The First Mission To America I Go To Europe I Return To Anti-Foreign Japan I Visit America Again A Non-Partisan In The Restoration
The Growth Of A Private School The Risk Of Assassination Further Steps Toward A Liberal Age My Personal And Household Economy My Private Life
My Family A Final Word On The Good Life

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