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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Yet what would a politics based on compassion look like? 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 lankavatxra first hand, the master of one’s mind, having attained effortless practice, like pankavatara 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.

While seemingly monistic in nature, describing the tathagatagarbha as eternal nitya and immutable atmanthis doctrine is ultimately based on emptiness.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The two obstructions are passion and knowledge. It is a good thing that I love tea. It contains the essential teaching concerning the mind-ground of the Tathagata, by means of which you lead all sentient beings to the truth of Buddhism.

Jon Wesick rated it really liked it Aug 03, 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. Part of a series on.


Aug 03, Marina rated it it was amazing Shelves: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The Lankavatara Sutra is the holy grail of Zen.

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.

He is also the author of Zen BaggageRoad to Heaven: Linkshander rated it really liked it Feb 02, The Buddha then repeated the meaning of this in verse form: The first can be said to be a teaching of the Yogacara school of Buddhism, whilst the second is the foundation of Zen.

The “mind-only” is not the teaching of the Yogacara school, consciousness-only is what the Yogacara teaches. Therefore’Mahamati’, in order to abandon the misconception cherished by the philosophers, you must depend on the ‘anatman-tathagatagarbha’. Views Read Edit View history. But the Buddha’s compassion recognizes that the world does not not exist. Splendido sutra sui concetti fondamentali buddhisti.

And yet we see experientially in the world that, in the dialectic between mind and matter, matter is the decisive pinee.

Lankavatara Sutra

As to the contents of the Lankavatara Sutra itself, the work is primarily a set of philosophical questions put forth by the bodhisattva Mahamati to the Buddha who essentially instructs the former that it is “By becoming pkne that projections are nothing but mind” that we realize enlightenment The Lankavarara Sutra, p.

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Hopefully, the above excerpt clearly shows both the importance of The Lankavatara Sutra as a Zen Buddhist text, and the wonderful job Red Pine has done in his English version. Translation and Commentary by Red Pine Translation.

It is like a potter who manufactures various vessels out of a mass of clay of one sort sutda his own manual skill and labor Luca, Thank you for your comments. In the meantime, here’s a sample of Red Pine’s translation skills and the notes that he supplies as well:.


Lankacatara ask other readers questions about The Lankavatara Sutraplease sign up. The text would seem to lean towards the latter, which is a position that fundamentally reproduces class society. According to the text, the Buddha’s wisdom recognizes that the world does not exist.

Buddha Space: Review: The Lankavatara Sutra, by Red Pine

This is the reason I teach one path. Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Quotes from The Lankavatara S Saturday, March 3, Review: This is obviously the most reader friendly. Although it covers all the major teachings of Mahayana Buddhism, it contains but two teachings: It changes who or what we are. The Red 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.

Posted by G at Open Preview See a Problem? Newer Post Older Post Home. Translated by Ethel M. Rd Fear lankavxtara it it was amazing May 05, This is similar to Fazang’s commentary on the Flower Ornament Sutra.

The Red 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 reading ability. Oct 02, Anand rated it really liked it. May 22, Charetta rated it really liked it.

The notes autra typical of those that run throughout the book on roughly every other page, some of them taking up more than a page each. Mahayana sutras Vaipulya sutras Yogacara Buddha-nature.