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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Certainly we can make a link to Deleuze and Guattari’s suggestion of revolutionary politics based on the process of de-individuation. Part of a series on.

The Lankavatara Sutra: Translation and Commentary by Red Pine

The Buddha told Mahamati, “It consists in realizing that there is no self in beings or things, in understanding the two obstructions, in transcending the two kinds of death, and in putting an end to the two kinds of affliction. Dharma transmission Zen lineage charts Zen ranks and hierarchy Zen organisation and institutions Zen Narratives. The text would seem to lean towards the latter, which is a position that fundamentally reproduces class society.

This second edition was translated by Bodhiruci in CE, [8] p6 [10] and divided into ten fascicles. There are four things by the fulfilling of which an earnest disciple may gain self-realisation of Noble Wisdom and become a Bodhisattva- Mahasattva: This is similar to Fazang’s commentary on the Flower Ornament Sutra.

It changes who or what we are. The above book is published by Counterpoint Press, and is available from their website at: A Descriptive Catalog T “. Ha risposto a molte delle mie domande su questa dottrina: The book begins, thankfully, with an excellent introduction that sets forth the two basic ideas contained in the Lankavatara Sutra, that 1 the universe is produced by mind, and 2 that we should each experience this.


He states that it is merely a useful means upaya of teaching the dharma to others:. While seemingly monistic in nature, describing the tathagatagarbha as eternal nitya and immutable atmanthis doctrine is ultimately based on emptiness. Open Lankaatara See a Problem? According to Japanese scholar Yamaguchi Susumu, the most important point in the tathagatagarbha literature is that “the pratitysamutpada is the tathagatagarbha.

Sep 08, Jughead rated it really liked it. Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. MacMillan Encyclopedia of Buddhism. Graham Ross rated it did not like it Oct 13, Translated by Ethel M. The Other Way of Speaking.

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The Lankavatara Sutra: Translation and Commentary

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 goings. Old River rated it it was amazing Apr 20, 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.

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.

Passed down from teacher to student ever since, this is the only Zen sutra ever spoken by the Buddha.

Debbie Heart rated it it was amazing Nov 09, This work comes with a wholehearted recommendation from this reviewer, for both seasoned Zennists and those wishing to go to an early text in the tradition as a starting point. Yet what would a politics based on compassion look like? It’s up to each of us to use the sutra to help us achieve this. Traditions Dharma transmission Zen lineage charts Zen ranks and hierarchy Zen organisation and institutions Zen Narratives.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Return to Book Page. And what does the one path to realization mean? He is also the author of Zen BaggageRoad to Heaven: 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 of 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.


According to Asanga Tillekharatna, “it is generally believed that the sutra was compiled during CE,” although “many who have studied the sutra are of opinion that the introductory chapter and the last two chapters were added to the book at a later period. Oct 02, Anand rated it really liked it. Lists with This Book.

He lives in Port Townsend, Washington. Joshua rated it it was amazing Sep 04, Gjanetzko rated it it was amazing Mar 01, Retrieved from ” https: Aug eutra, Marina rated it it was amazing Shelves: Mahamati once more asked the Buddha, “Bhagavan, please tell us about a buddha’s awareness.

Lankavatara Sutra

The Buddha likens phenomena to the ocean and its waves. Huayan Tiantai Pure Land Buddhism. Haikuist rated it really liked it May 29, It is like a potter who manufactures various vessels out of a mass of clay of one sort by his own manual skill and labor 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 page was last edited on 3 Augustat Through his work, seekers may get closer to the notions of perception and experience of perception the sutra teaches.