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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The Lankavatara Sutra: Translation and Commentary by Red Pine
Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Translation and Commentary by Red Pine Translation. The Lankavatara Sutra is the holy grail of Zen. Passed down from teacher to student ever since, this is the only Zen sutra ever spoken by the Buddha. Although it covers all the major teachings of Mahayana Buddhism, it contains but two teachings: 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.
This promises to become an essential text for anyone seeking to deepen their understanding or knowledge of Zen.
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Lots of notes and consistent with RP’s previous work.
I don’t think if will replace Suzuki Daisetzu’s translation because SD has another volume Studies in the Lanka that could almost be the 2nd volume of his translation. In the ‘2nd volume’ he provides what’s needed to thoroughly grasp this sutra. May 22, Charetta rated it really liked it.
Red Pine has invited the reader in pinr a deeper connection of the Buddhas teachings without telling the reader what to think or pursue in their own unfolding lankavataea consciousness.
Excellent resource for the philosophy student as well as the novice. It is a surra thing that I love tea. Oct 02, Anand rated it really liked it. The Lanka follows and develops upon the Prajnaparamita sutras. This translation spoke to me the meaning of nonduality in a gently recurring explanation that finally sinks in. I’ve been reading this translation along with the classic Suzuki shtra and the Cleary translation. This is obviously the most reader friendly.
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 readi The Lanka follows and develops upon lankavtaara Prajnaparamita sutras. 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.
Seeing the three realms of existence as caused by the impressions of mistaken ideas elaborated since beginningless time, by mindfulness of the non-origination of the imageless stage of buddhahood, having attained the ultimate truth first hand, the master lankwvatara one’s mind, having attained effortless practice, like a jewel of all colours, maintains certainty in the orderly combination of the steps of the stages by means of subtle created forms entering the minds of beings, through understanding mind alone.
Stura, it is worth noting that the Red Pine translation does not include the final chapters that were added on later to the core. Having slogged pinne the Sagathakam — a miscellaneous grab bag of earlier sections and some additional thoughts that are somewhat intriguing — I don’t miss it.
But the pije chapter on meat-eating sktra interesting. Feb 26, Grace rated it it was ok Shelves: I can’t help lankagatara feel very skeptical of major aspects of the Lankavatara Sutra from a Marxist viewpoint. The central message of the Lankavatara Sutra, and of the Yogacara School as a whole, is that reality is essentially an illusion created by the mind. And yet we see experientially in the world that, in the dialectic between mind and matter, matter is the decisive force.
It’s certainly possible that the world is an illusion generated by our perceptions, but given the vast amount of evidence to I can’t help but feel very skeptical of major aspects of the Lankavatara Sutra from a Marxist viewpoint. It’s certainly possible that the world is an illusion generated by our perceptions, but given the vast amount of evidence to the contrary, it’s unlikely. Given the illusory character of reality, the Lankavatara Sutra posits a middle way between essentialism and nihilism.
According to the text, the Buddha’s wisdom recognizes that the world does not exist. But the Buddha’s compassion recognizes that the world does not not exist. We may compare this to a statement given in the first chapter of the Daodejing: Lakavatara Buddha likens phenomena to the ocean and its waves. 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. This is similar to Fazang’s commentary on the Flower Ornament Sutra.
And years before Deleuze. And yet I can’t help, as a Marxist, but think about the political implications. Buddhism has its root if I may generalize for a second individual cultivation of a certain kind of wisdom about the nature or non-nature of things. So there is essentially no political element. Erd Mahamati asks about rer and wealth and kings, the Buddha cryptically replies, “A statement about kings is about no kings.
Here comes a political element in the form of compassion. Yet what would a politics based on compassion look like?
Certainly we can make a link to Deleuze and Guattari’s suggestion of revolutionary politics based on the process of de-individuation.
And yet, the Lankavatara Sutra has no answer for if one considers the exploitative nature of class society. Does compassion for all living beings lead to ultimate nonviolence and a rejection of revolutionary politics, or does compassion for the many outweigh compassion for the few, opening up the potential for revolutionary politics? The text lankavataara seem to lean towards the latter, which is a position that fundamentally reproduces class society.
Aug 03, Marina rated it it was amazing Shelves: Splendido sutra sui concetti fondamentali buddhisti. Ha risposto a molte delle mie domande su questa dottrina: All’ inizio ho trovato il modo di argomentare molto complesso, ma successivamente l’ho apprezzato, wutra avendo richiesto una buona dose di pazienza e determinazione per procedere.
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