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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: 慧能,Philip Boas Yampolsky
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Buddha (The concept)
  • Page: 216
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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.

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Notes and Commentary to Sixth Patriarch?s Platform Sutra

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  • Publisher: Trafford Publishing
  • ISBN: 1466999314
  • Category: Religion
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This book is dedicated to the three generations of Buddha-in-mind (Xin Zhongxin), a Tantrism School of Buddhism. The Sixth Patriarch's Platform Sutra is the only sutra by a master of Chinese background, the Chan School's sixth patriarch, Hui Neng. Among many explanations to this sutra for over a thousand years in Chinese history, the notes by the second patriarch of Buddha-in-mind are one of the best to explain the profound in simple terms and serve as absolute guidelines for Chan practitioners. To supplement, the author's commentary further explains the texts for practitioners to get an overall idea of the Chan School and historical events related to the platform sutra. It tells more in simple terms about the philosophies hidden in some ambiguous texts.

The Sixth Patriarch's Dharma Jewel Platform Sutra

The Sixth Patriarch's Dharma Jewel Platform Sutra

  • Author: Martin Verhoeven, PhD,Heng Sure, PhD
  • Publisher: Buddhist Text Translation Society
  • ISBN: 160103069X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 320
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The knowledge and vision of the Buddha is just your own mind; there is no other Buddha. Such is the teaching of Master Huineng (638 713), the most important and most revered figure in the Chan (Zen) School of East Asian Buddhism. Huineng left no written record, but his students compiled accounts of his public lectures and one-on-one exchanges, together with the dramatic story of his life. The resulting volume was Liu zu fa bao tan jing , The Sixth Patriarch's Dharma Jewel Platform Sutra, sixth, because Master Huineng is counted as the sixth generation of patriarchal succession from the first Chan patriarch Bodhidharma. Master Huineng's Platform Sutra is so highly regarded in Buddhist Asia that it is called a Sutra, a term otherwise reserved for texts spoken by the Buddha himself. In presenting this entirely new English translation of The Sixth Patriarch's Dharma Jewel Platform Sutra, the editors, Professors Heng Sure and Martin Verhoeven of Dharma Realm Buddhist University, have aimed above all to bring across into English Master Huineng's plain-spoken, forthright style. As Professor Verhoeven writes, "Readers inclined to see Buddhist writings as abstruse metaphysical treatises will find The Platform Sutra refreshingly artless and spare. Those expecting a sutra to delve into the supernatural and otherworldly will be surprised at how down-to-earth and here-and-now this text is. The Platform Sutra is humanistic to its core." As Huineng says in a verse, 'The Buddha Dharma is right here in the world,/There is no awakening apart from this world.' The essence of the Sixth Patriarch's philosophy is that all beings have the buddha-nature; all can become Buddha. Full awakening is not a future state or a distant place, but exists right within your own mind,' directly and immediately available. The text presents a powerful and resounding vision of unbounded human potential waiting to be fully realized if only we could see it.

The Sixth Patriarch's Dharma Jewel Platform Sutra

The Sixth Patriarch's Dharma Jewel Platform Sutra

Liuzu Da Shi Fa Bao Tan Jing

  • Author: Huineng,Martin Verhoeven
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781601030702
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 320
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“The knowledge and vision of the Buddha is just your own mind; there is no other Buddha.” Such is the teaching of Master Huineng (638–713), the most important and most revered figure in the Chan (Zen) School of East Asian Buddhism. Huineng left no written record, but his students compiled accounts of his public lectures and one-on-one exchanges, together with the dramatic story of his life. The resulting volume is The Sixth Patriarch's Dharma Jewel Platform Sutra, "sixth" because Master Huineng is counted as the sixth generation of patriarchal succession from the first Chan patriarch Bodhidharma. Master Huineng's Platform Sutra is so highly regarded in Buddhist Asia that it is called a Sutra, a term otherwise reserved for texts spoken by the Buddha himself. In presenting this entirely new English translation of The Sixth Patriarch's Dharma Jewel Platform Sutra, the editors, Professors Heng Sure and Martin Verhoeven of Dharma Realm Buddhist University, have aimed above all to bring across into English Master Huineng's plain-spoken, forthright style. As Professor Verhoeven writes, "Readers inclined to see Buddhist writings as abstruse metaphysical treatises will find The Platform Sutra refreshingly artless and spare. Those expecting a sutra to delve into the supernatural and otherworldly will be surprised at how down-to-earth and here-and-now this text is. The Platform Sutra is humanistic to its core.” As Huineng says in a verse, 'The Buddha Dharma is right here in the world,/There is no awakening apart from this world.' The essence of the Sixth Patriarch's philosophy is that all beings have the buddha-nature; all can become Buddha. Full awakening is not a future state or a distant place, but exists 'right within your own mind,' directly and immediately available. The text presents a powerful and resounding vision of unbounded human potential waiting to be fully realized—if only we could see it.