The Lankavatara Sutra: Translation and Commentary ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Red Pine

The Lankavatara Sutra: Translation and Commentary

Publication date: February 2012
ISBN: 9781619020368
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

Buy ePub

List price:
Our price:

You save: $4.00 (20%)
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.
Please sign in to review this product.
The Lankavatara Sutra ePub (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open ePub (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
858 Kb
Copy From Text:
Other books by Red Pine
The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma: A Bilingual Edition ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Bodhidharma
The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma
Bodhidharma & Red Pine
North Point Press, November 2009
ISBN: 9780865473997
Format: ePub
Our price: $9.94
The Diamond Sutra PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Red Pine
The Diamond Sutra
Red Pine
Counterpoint, March 2009
ISBN: 9781582432564
Format: PDF
List Price: $20.00 Our price: $17.99
The Platform Sutra: The Zen Teaching of Hui-neng ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Red Pine
The Platform Sutra: The Zen Teaching of Hui-neng
Red Pine & Bill Porter
Counterpoint, November 2006
ISBN: 9781593760861
Format: ePub
List Price: $27.99 Our price: $24.99
The Heart Sutra ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Red Pine
The Heart Sutra
Red Pine
Counterpoint Press, August 2005
ISBN: 9781593760823
Format: ePub, PDF
List Price: $14.95 Our price: $11.99