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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The Lankavatara Sutra: Translation and Commentary

As to the first; he must recognise and be fully convinced that this triple world is nothing but a complex manifestation of one’s mental activities; that it is devoid of selfness and its belongings; that there are no strivings, no comings, no goings.

He states that it is merely a useful means upaya of teaching the dharma to others:. Routledge,page John rated it it was amazing Aug 15, So there is essentially no political element.

Mahamati once more asked the Buddha, “Bhagavan, please tell us about a buddha’s awareness. This is the first translation into English of the original text used by Bodhidharma, which was the Chinese translation made by Gunabhadra in and upon which all Chinese Zen masters have relied ever since.

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, dhatus and ayantas and stained with the stains of erroneous projections of greed, anger and delusion.

Encyclopedia of Buddhism Vol 6. He lives in Port Townsend, Washington. The Buddha then repeated the meaning of this in verse form: 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 two afflictions are the senses and what the senses give rise to. Ha risposto a molte delle mie domande lankavarara questa dottrina: Old River rated it it was amazing Apr 20, Posted by G at Feb 26, Grace rated it it was ok Shelves: Translation and Commentary by Red Pine Translation.

Aug 03, Marina rated it it was amazing Shelves: Thank you for sharing your nice review. Laniavatara example of both appears below. I don’t think if will replace Suzuki Daisetzu’s translation because SD has another volume Studies in the Lanka that could almost be the 2nd volume of his translation. Either way, alnkavatara is a book to return to again and again for inspiration, and Red Pine deserves our thanks and blessings for this.

It’s certainly possible that the world is an illusion generated by our perceptions, but given the vast amount of evidence to Sura can’t help but feel very skeptical of major aspects of the Lankavatara Sutra from a Marxist viewpoint. 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.

MacMillan Encyclopedia of Buddhism. William L Evans rated it really liked it Aug 13, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Lankavstara account.

Laṅkāvatāra Sūtra – Wikipedia

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. The “mind-only” is not the teaching of the Yogacara school, consciousness-only is what the Yogacara teaches.

Want to Read saving…. Projections of subject or object do not arise in suchness. Order Now From Indiebound. The book begins, thankfully, with an excellent introduction that sets forth the two basic ideas contained in the Lankavatara Sutra, that 1 the universe is produced by mind, and 2 that we should each experience this.

Thus, shravakas and pratyeka-buddhas also travel the one path because there are no shravakas or pratyeka-buddhas. To ask other readers questions about The Lankavatara Sutralankavqtara sign up. Red Pine has invited the reader in to a deeper connection of the Buddhas teachings without telling the reader what to think or pursue in their own unfolding of consciousness.


Jay Cowsill rated it it was amazing Jul 14, A Descriptive Catalog T “. The two kinds of death are karmic lankacatara and transformation death, the latter of which is so subtle that it is barely noticed. Buddhism has its root if I may generalize for a second individual cultivation of a certain kind of wisdom about the nature or non-nature of things.

This is similar to Fazang’s commentary on the Flower Ornament Sutra. Zachary Parker rated it it was amazing Jun 25, The Srimala Sutra is the only sutra specifically named in the Lankavatara.

Given the illusory character of reality, the Lankavatara Sutra posits a middle way between essentialism and nihilism. Books by Red Pine. This translation spoke to me the meaning of nonduality in a gently recurring explanation that finally sinks in. Jaidyn rated it really liked it Jul 26, 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.

As to the third; he must recognise and patiently accept the fact that his own mind and personality is also mind-constructed, that it is empty of substance, unborn and egoless. Having slogged through the Sagathakam — a miscellaneous grab bag of earlier sections and some additional thoughts that are somewhat intriguing — I don’t miss it.

Lankavatara Sutra

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I can’t help but feel very skeptical of major aspects of the Lankavatara Sutra from a Marxist viewpoint. In addition to presenting one of the most difficult of all Buddhist texts in clear English, Red Pine has also added summaries, sjtra and notes, including relevant Sanskrit terms on the basis of which the Chinese translation was made.

And yet we see experientially in the world that, in the lanakvatara between mind and matter, matter is the decisive force. Merle Langlois rated it liked it Mar 28,