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. 1 Feb Read a free sample or buy The Lankavatara Sutra by Red Pine. You can read this book with Apple Books on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch. 15 Jan 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.

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Because the highest reality is an exalted state of bliss, and as it cannot be entered into by mere statements regarding it, words are not the highest reality. Inspirational To the Extreme. Those shravakas and pratyeka-buddhas capable of this are also called buddhas. In the meantime, here’s a sample of Red Pine’s translation skills and the notes that he supplies as well:. But words are not ultimate truth. Certainly, to the extent that Red Pine’s new translation makes the Lankavatara more accessible to Zen students, this new translation is a great and virtuous benefit to the Buddha Dharma.

No academic press would touch his work. 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.

Jordan rated it it was amazing Jan 26, Without this important and necessary step it is extremely difficult to see where the LS is going since it is for advanced Bodhisattvas. Ultimate truth is what is attained by the personal realization of buddha knowledge. Ultimate truth is what buddhas delight in. As I understand it, this sutra is important for teaching that consciousness is reality itself.


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L’autore ha corredato il libro di una ottima introduzione, di utilissime e chiare note a fine pagina, e di un glossario fine testo. In one period Zen was called the “mind-only school” because of this synthetic approach that all phenomena, all dharmas, all things, are nothing but discriminations or projections of mind.

To play with the translations f or comparison, here are the side by side translations of the section Mr. Does compassion for all living beings lead to ultimate nonviolence and a rejection of revolutionary politics, or does compassion for the many outweigh compassion for the few, opening up the potential for revolutionary politics? The Mountain Poems of Stonehouse. Email required Address never made public. If you can understand the gist of this, why talk of transcendeental bliss.

I too wonder what the cross over between Chinese versions is about.

The Lankavatara Sutra

You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post. This is a blog viewing the world, politics, social interactions, spiritual quests, and the pathless Way from a Buddhist-Progressive-Psychological perspective. Excellent resource for the philosophy student as well as the novice.

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The Lankavatara Sutra: Translation and Commentary by Red Pine

Given the illusory character of reality, the Lankavatara Sutra posits labkavatara middle way between essentialism and nihilism. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


Passed down from teacher to student ever since, this is the only Zen sutra ever spoken by the Buddha. This is what the one path to realization lxnkavatara. Red Pine always offers good advice. The above book is published by Counterpoint Press, and is available from their website at: This is surra reason I teach one path. This was their function: And years before Deleuze. The Lankavatara Sutra, by Red Pine. But the added chapter on meat-eating is interesting.

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It shall always be more or less impenetrable because the newbie who takes it up as a study has no profound insight into the nature of Mind i. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

So there is essentially no political element. Gjanetzko rated it it was amazing Mar 01, The Lankavatara Sutra played an important role in the development of Zen Buddhism and, according to legend, Bodhidharma passed on his personal copy to his dharma heir, Hui-k’o.

Sep 08, Jughead rated it really liked it. It changes who or what we are. Although it covers all the major teachings of Mahayana Buddhism, it contains but two teachings: An example of both appears below. Fred July 20, at Consequently, only Mind, or the Dharmakaya, is ultimately real–and this is apparent to Buddhas and Bodhisattvas who can rest in Suchness Tathata.