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The Platform Sutra

The Platform Sutra

The Zen Teaching of Hui-Neng

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Counterpoint Press
  • ISBN: 1593761775
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 352
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The Platform Sutra occupies a central place in Zen (Ch’an) Buddhist instruction for students and spiritual seekers worldwide. It is often linked withThe Heart Sutra andThe Diamond Sutra to form a trio of texts that have been revered and studied for centuries. However, unlike the other sutras, which transcribe the teachings of the Buddha himself,The Platform Sutra presents the life and work of Hui-neng, the controversial sixth patriarch of Zen, and his understanding of the fundamentals of a spiritual and practical life. Hui-neng’s instruction still matters--the seventh-century school of Direct Awakening that he founded flourishes today, continuing to influence the Rinzai and Soto schools of contemporary Zen. Red Pine offers a sensitive, straightforward, and solid translation of this vital Buddhist text. His remarkable insight and commentaryprovide a guiding hand for seekers and students alike in their quest for dharma.

Readings of the Platform Sutra

Readings of the Platform Sutra

  • Author: Morten Schlütter,Stephen F. Teiser
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231500556
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 224
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The Platform Sutra comprises a wide range of important Chan/Zen Buddhist teachings. Purported to contain the autobiography and sermons of Huineng (638–713), the legendary Sixth Patriarch of Chan, the sutra has been popular among monastics and the educated elite for centuries. The first study of its kind in English, this volume offers essays that introduce the history and ideas of the sutra to a general audience and interpret its practices. Leading specialists on Buddhism discuss the text's historical background and its vaunted legacy in Chinese culture. Incorporating recent scholarship and theory, chapters include an overview of Chinese Buddhism, the crucial role of the Platform Sutra in the Chan tradition, and the dynamics of Huineng's biography. They probe the sutra's key philosophical arguments, its paradoxical teachings about transmission, and its position on ordination and other institutions. The book includes a character glossary and extensive bibliography, with helpful references for students, general readers, and specialists throughout. The editors and contributors are among the most respected scholars in the study of Buddhism, and they assess the place of the Platform Sutra in the broader context of Chinese thought, opening the text to all readers interested in Asian culture, literature, spirituality, and religion.

The Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch

The Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 9780231501347
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 272
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Dating back to the eighth century C.E., the Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch is a foundational text of Chan/Zen Buddhism that reveals much about the early evolution of Chinese Chan and the ideological origins of Japanese Zen and Korean Son. Purported to be the recorded words of the famed Huineng, who was understood to be the Sixth Patriarch of Chan and the father of all later Chan/Zen Buddhism, the Platform Sutra illuminates fundamental Chan Buddhist principles in an expressive sermon that describes how Huineng overcame great personal and ideological challenges to uphold the exalted lineage of the enlightened Chan patriarchs while realizing the ultimate Buddhist truth of the original, pure nature of all sentient beings. Huineng seems to reject meditation, the value of good karma, and the worship of the buddhas, conferring instead a set of "formless precepts" on his audience, marked by embedded notes in the text. In his central message, an inherent, perfect buddha nature stands as the original true condition of all sentient beings, which people of all backgrounds can experience for themselves. Philip Yampolsky's masterful translation contains extensive explanatory notes and an edited, amended version of the Chinese text. His introduction critically considers the background and historical setting of the work and locates Huineng's place within the history and legends of Chan Buddhism. This new edition features a foreword by Morten Schlütter further situating the Platform Sutra within recent historical research and textual evidence, and an updated glossary that includes the modern pinyin system of transcription.

The Rabbit's Horn: A Commentary on the Platform Sutra

The Rabbit's Horn: A Commentary on the Platform Sutra

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Buddha's Light Publishing
  • ISBN: 1932293671
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The Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch

The Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch

The Text of the Tun-huang Manuscript with Translation, Introduction, and Notes

  • Author: Huineng,Philip Boas Yampolsky,HUI-NENG LIU-TSU-TA,Philip Yampolsky,Morten Schlütter
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 9780231083614
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 246
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A definitive English translation of the Platform Sutra. Includes a detailed historical introduction on the history and legends of Ch'an Buddhism, and discussions and analysis of the Platform Sutra.

Not One Single Thing

Not One Single Thing

A Commentary on the Platform Sutra

  • Author: Shodo Harada
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1614291403
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 248
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Explore the seminal Platform Sutra, with one of the greatest living Zen masters as a guide. A lodestone of Zen Buddhism, the Platform Sutra presents the life, work, and wisdom of Eno, or Huineng, the fascinating and much-loved seventh-century Sixth Patriarch of Chinese Zen. He was an illiterate woodcutter who famously attained enlightenment after only hearing a single line of the Diamond Sutra, and who went on to decisively upstage senior monks with a poem that demonstrated the depth and clarity of his insight. His example has demonstrated to generations of students and spiritual seekers worldwide that enlightenment is attainable regardless of education or social standing. His exhortations to directly perceive one's true nature, right here and now, still reverberate in contemporary Zen. Shodo Harada Roshi’s fresh reading of the Platform Sutra offers both the history behind the work and the lived experience of its wisdom. In a plain-English, conversational voice, Shodo Harada brings the sutra to life for his students, discussing and explaining its central points chapter by chapter and illustrating it with his own beautiful calligraphy. This is an essential Buddhist text brought to life.

Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch, The

Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch, The

  • Author: John R. McRae,Numata Center for Buddhist Translation and Research
  • Publisher: Numata Center for Buddhist
  • ISBN: 9781886439139
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 169
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This record of the life and teachings of Hui-neng, the Sixth Chan (Zen) Patriarch, is an eleventh-century compilation with ancillary materials.

The Wisdom of Huineng, Chinese Buddhist Philosopher

The Wisdom of Huineng, Chinese Buddhist Philosopher

The Platform Sutra and Other Translations

  • Author: Chu Dongwei
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 9781491751909
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 296
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"For a non-Chinese and non-Buddhist like me, Chu Dongwei's version of Huineng comes as a revelation. Chu's lucid prose and verse translation of the great sage in my view opens us to what ultimately we cannot know but must always seek: the understanding of the nature of reality and of the ground of being - what in the West is called "the perennial philosophy."" Fraser Sutherland, Canadian poet and lexicographer Buddhism is becoming increasingly popular in the United States. With its popularity comes an interest in the history of Buddhism and its early practitioners. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to find such books written in an easy-to-understand manner. "The Wisdom of Huineng, Chinese Buddhist Philosopher: The Platform Sutra and Other Translations," edited and translated by Chu Dongwei, is an exception. Huineng (often spelt Hui-neng or Hui Neng, 638-713) is one of the major Chinese sages. Known as Liuzu, he was the sixth grand master of Chan (Zen) Buddhism. This book consists of an easily accessible translation of The Platform Sutra and the sermons of Shenhui, a disciple that made Huineng's teaching popular. To provide historical background, Dongwei includes biographies and epitaphs that are rarely found in the English language. Dongwei's edition of "The Wisdom of Huineng, Chinese Buddhist Philosopher: The Platform Sutra and Other Translations" allows readers to strengthen their understanding of Buddhism through the texts of one of its most important figures. There is no longer a need to fear the unknown as you dive into this readable and understandable information source.

Original Nature

Original Nature

Zen comments on the Sixth Patriarch's Platform Sutra

  • Author: Sokei-an Sasaki
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 9781462053247
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 444
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Original Nature is the historic translation and commentary on the Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch of Chinese Zen by America's first Zen Master, Sokei-an Sasaki (1882-1945). Finally available, 75 years after its completion, Sokei-an considered the Sixth Patriach's message an essential foundation for the transmission of Zen to America "I think the Sixth Patriarch never dreamed that his record... would be explained to Westerners in New York... I feel that I am in a valley between huge mountains, and that the ancient simple minded woodcutters, fisherman, monks and nuns who are living in the mountains have come to the place where they always make their gatherings, and that I am one of them now..."

The Rabbit's Horn

The Rabbit's Horn

A Commentary on the Platform Sutra

  • Author: Hsing Yun,Xingyun
  • Publisher: Buddha's Light Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781932293432
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 331
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The Rabbit's Horn is a new English translation and commentary on the Platform Sutra, one of the foundational texts of the meditation (chan) school of Buddhism, and contains the teachings and life story of Venerable Master Huineng. Born in the seventh century to a poor family and raised in the backwoods of southern China, Huineng became the Sixth Patriarch of the Chan School and exerted a remarkable influence on the history of Buddhism. A polarizing force in his own time, Huineng emphasized looking past even the “rabbit's horn” of textual knowledge to look within and understand one's true nature and the potential for sudden awakening.