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

Order Now From Indiebound. Jordan rated it it was amazing Jan 26, The Lankavatara Sutra, pp.

Those shravakas and pratyeka-buddhas capable of this are also called buddhas. He states that it is merely a useful means upaya of teaching the dharma to others:. Passed down from teacher to student ever since, this is the only Zen sutra ever spoken by the Buddha.

According to the Buddha, there are both no distinctions and not no distinctions between the ocean and its waves; lankavaara are both the interpenetrating and yet distinct. 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. When Mahamati asks about power and wealth and kings, the Buddha cryptically replies, “A statement about kings is about no kings.

In the sutras the Bhagavan aka Buddha sutr that the tathagatha-garbha womb of the Buddhas ree intrinsically pure, lankavatxra with thirty-two attributes and present in the bodies of all beings, and that, like a precious jewel wrapped in soiled clothing, the ever-present unchanging tathagatha-garbha is likewise wrapped in the soiled clothing of the skandhas, dhatus and ayantas and stained with the stains of erroneous projections of greed, anger and delusion.


This is both a brilliant and difficult work. Saturday, March 3, Review: Graham Ross rated it did not like it Oct 13, Gjanetzko rated it it was amazing Mar 01, A Descriptive Catalog T “. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Lankavatara Sutra

On the contrary my teaching is based upon the recognition that the objective world, like a vision, is a manifestation of the mind itself; it teaches the cessation of ignorance, desire, deed and causality; it teaches the cessation of suffering that arises from the discrimination of the triple world. We may compare this to a statement given in the first chapter of the Daodejing: Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Suzuki interprets as suggesting that additions were made to the text over time. Conor Reid rated it liked it Jan 29, While seemingly monistic in nature, describing the tathagatagarbha as eternal nitya and immutable resthis doctrine is ultimately based on emptiness. Having slogged through the Sagathakam — a miscellaneous grab bag of earlier sections and some additional thoughts that are somewhat intriguing — I don’t miss it.

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.


Through his work, seekers may get closer to the notions of perception and experience of perception the sutra teaches. Thus, ‘Mahamati’, the doctrine of the ‘tathagatagarbha’ is disclosed in order to awaken the philosophers from their clinging to the idea of the ego.

Routledge,page Debbie Heart rated it it was amazing Nov 09, Red Pine has translated into modern English a very important sutra, one that is central to the history oine Zen Buddhism, but is also renowned lahkavatara being difficult to fathom for even the most seasoned Buddhist.

Bhagavan, what constitutes a buddha’s awareness? Refresh and try again. The main text of the book is the actual translation itself, accompanied with boxes of well researched notes, colored grey to distinguish them from the words of the sutra.

The Lankavatara is a One Vehicle sutra that synthesizes the 3 teachings of Yogacara’s teaching of consciousness-only, Madhyamaka’s teaching of Emptiness Sunyataand the Buddha Nature teaching of Tathagata-garbha by the unified teaching of mind-only.

Studies in the Lankavatara Sutra. Lists with This Book. Lsnkavatara promises to become an essential text for anyone seeking to deepen their understanding or knowledge of Zen. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to pije.

Yes, if Red Pine’s wonderful work encourages people to take up the practice of Buddhism, it is a tremendous thing.

Brad Fear rated it it was amazing May 05, Thank you for sharing your nice review. So there is essentially no political element. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This is the reason I teach one path. Hardcoverpages.