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The Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch

by Huineng

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Sutra del estrado

Hui Neng, sexto patriarca de la escuela del Chan.. Edición bilingüe con el texto de Dunhuang.
  URBEZCALVO | Feb 11, 2018 |
5/5 - Indispensable, 14 mars 2016

Par toubten

Indispensable pour comprendre le bouddhisme Ch'an (et surtout le subitisme de Eno (Houei-neng)
Une traduction correcte et intelligible.
"Rien n'est subtil pourtant si subtil"
  Joop-le-philosophe | Nov 20, 2016 |
5/5 - La meilleure étude de l'oeuvre de Hui-Neng (Eno), 27 avril 2010

Par Daniel Robert

A recommander à ceux qui étudient le Bouddhisme et le Zen ou le Chan en particulier, le livre est abondamment commenté et remarquablement bien écrit. Une somme de connaissances peut-être destinée à des connaisseurs car l'ensemble risque d'être indigeste aux néophytes.
  Joop-le-philosophe | Nov 19, 2016 |
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The Platform Sutra originally was written by Hui-neng.  It has been translated a number of times, which can be found under Hui-neng.  The platform sutra: the Zen teaching of Hui-neng contains a translation plus extensive commentaries by Red Pine with the commentaries comprising the bulk of the work.  Because the emphasis in this book is on the commentary of Red Pine, please do not combine it with Hui-neng's work.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0231083610, Paperback)

The Platform Sutra records the teachings of Hui-neng, the Sixth Patriarch, who is revered as one of the two great figures in the founding of Ch'an (Zen) Buddhism. This translation is the definitive English version of the eighth-century Ch'an classic.

Phillip B. Yampolsky has based his translation on the Tun-huang manuscript, the earliest extant version of the work. A critical edition of the Chinese text is given at the end of the volume.

Dr. Yampolsky also furnishes a lengthy and detailed historical introduction which contains much information hitherto unavailable even to scholars, and provides the context essential to an understanding of Hui-neng's work. He gives an account of the history and legends of Ch'an Buddhism, with particular attention to the traditions associated with Hui-neng, quoting or summarizing the most important narratives. He then discusses the various texts of the Platform Sutra, and analyzes its contents.

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Dating back to the eighth century C.E., the Platform Stra 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 Sn. 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 Stra 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.… (more)

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