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The Resource Lankavatara sutra, [translated by] Red Pine

Lankavatara sutra, [translated by] Red Pine

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Lankavatara sutra
Title
Lankavatara sutra
Statement of responsibility
[translated by] Red Pine
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Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • san
  • eng
Summary
"Having translated The Diamond Sutra and The Heart Sutra, and following with The Platform Sutra, Red Pine now turns his attention to perhaps the greatest Sutra of all. The Lankavatara Sutra is the holy grail of Zen. Zen's First Patriarch, Bodhidharma, gave a copy of this text to his successor, Hui-k'o, and told him everything he needed to know was in this book. 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: that everything we perceive as being real is nothing but the perceptions of our own mind and that the knowledge of this is something that must be realized and experienced for oneself and cannot be expressed in words. In the words of Chinese Zen masters, these two teachings became known as "have a cup of tea" and "taste the tea." This is the first translation into English of the original text used by Bodhidharma, which was the Chinese translation made by Gunabhadra in 443 and upon which all Chinese Zen masters have relied ever since. 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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Tripiṭaka
Dewey number
294.3/85
Index
no index present
Language note
In English; translated from the Chinese translation of the Sanskrit original
LC call number
BQ1722.E5
LC item number
R43 2012
Literary form
non fiction
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1943-
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Red Pine
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RELIGION / Buddhism / Zen (see also PHILOSOPHY / Zen)
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Lankavatara sutra, [translated by] Red Pine
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text
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rdacontent
Control code
846368
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pages cm
Isbn
9781582437910
Lccn
2011050834
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rdamedia
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(Sirsi) i9781582437910
Label
Lankavatara sutra, [translated by] Red Pine
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
846368
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781582437910
Lccn
2011050834
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781582437910

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