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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Jay Cowsill rated it it was amazing Jul 14, The “mind-only” is not the teaching of the Yogacara school, consciousness-only is what the Yogacara teaches. Oct 02, Anand rated it really liked it. 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.

Here comes a political element in the form of compassion. Wikipedia articles with GND identifiers. The Lankavataar Pine translation has extensive notes, many of which refer to the Sanskrit original Red Pine’s is from the Chinesethat Red Pine admits he is at dictionary level readi The Lanka follows and develops upon the Prajnaparamita sutras. Studies in the Lankavatara Sutra. Because the world is seen as being ppine or “consciousness-only”, all phenomena are void, empty of self atman and illusory:.

It’s certainly possible that the world is pihe illusion generated by our perceptions, but given the vast amount of evidence to the contrary, it’s unlikely. Thus, shravakas and pratyeka-buddhas also travel the one path because there are no shravakas or ipne.


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 lankavataara which the Chinese translation was made.

So there is essentially no political element. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I’ve been reading this translation along with the classic Suzuki translation and the Cleary translation. To ask other readers questions about The Lankavatara Sutraplease sign up. Posted by G at Certainly we can make a link to Deleuze and Guattari’s suggestion of revolutionary politics based on the process of de-individuation.

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. The Buddha then repeated the meaning pihe this in verse form: Although it covers all lanakvatara major teachings of Mahayana Buddhism, it contains but two teachings: Lists with This Book.

The Lankavatara Sutra: Translation and Commentary

And what does the one path to realization mean? The Lankavatara Sutra, by Red Pine. This work comes with a wholehearted recommendation from this reviewer, for sutrz seasoned Zennists and those wishing to go to an early text in the tradition as a re point.

The Buddha likens phenomena to the ocean and its waves. William L Evans rated it really liked it Aug 13, Translation and Commentary by Ppine Pine Translation. Death is the cause of transformation death. Retrieved from ” https: In the sutras the Bhagavan aka Buddha says that the tathagatha-garbha womb of the Buddhas is intrinsically pure, endowed 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, lankaavtara and ayantas and stained with the stains of erroneous projections of greed, anger and delusion.


But the Buddha’s compassion recognizes that the world does not not exist. All’ inizio ho trovato il modo di argomentare molto complesso, ma successivamente l’ho apprezzato, pur avendo richiesto una buona dose di pazienza e determinazione per procedere.

Implicit in this definition of buddhahood is a reinterpretation of the Four Noble Truths: Given the lanjavatara character of reality, the Lankavatara Sutra posits a middle way between essentialism and nihilism. When Mahamati asks about power and wealth and kings, the Buddha cryptically replies, “A statement about kings is about no kings.

The first can be said to be a teaching of the Yogacara school of Buddhism, whilst the second is the foundation of Zen. Want to Read saving….

Lankavatara Sutra

The two kinds of death are karmic death and transformation death, the latter of which is so subtle that it is barely noticed. A substantial Chinese-Sanskrit-English glossary follows the sutra, crammed with useful definitions and explanations of central terms used in the main body of the book. Views Read Edit View history. L’autore ha corredato il libro di una ottima introduzione, di utilissime e chiare note a fine pagina, e di un glossario fine testo.

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