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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Mahamati once more asked the Buddha, “Bhagavan, please tell us about a buddha’s awareness. 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.

The Lankavatara Sutra: Translation and Commentary

An example of both appears below. Saturday, March 3, Review: I’ve been reading this translation along with the classic Suzuki translation and the Cleary translation. Published January 24th by Counterpoint first published January Wikipedia articles with GND identifiers. This translation spoke to me the meaning of nonduality in a gently recurring explanation that finally sinks in. 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 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.


We may compare this to a statement given in the first chapter of the Daodejing: Stephen Newkirk rated it it was amazing Mar 16, Passed down from teacher to student ever since, this is the only Zen sutra ever spoken by the Buddha.

The Lankavatara Sutra: Translation and Commentary by Red Pine

Passed down from teacher to student ever since, this is the only Zen sutra ever spoken by the Buddha. And years before Deleuze. He lives in Port Townsend, Washington. To save you and us!

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.

Conor Reid rated it liked it Jan 29, Gjanetzko rated it it was amazing Mar 01, 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.

Quotes from The Lankavatara S Splendido sutra sui concetti fondamentali buddhisti. Return to Book Page.

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

Refresh and try again. But the Buddha’s compassion recognizes that the world does not not exist. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Given the illusory character of reality, the Lankavatara Sutra posits a middle way between essentialism and nihilism.

Feb 26, Grace rated it it was ok Shelves: Retrieved from ” https: 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.


In the ‘2nd volume’ he provides what’s needed to thoroughly grasp this sutra.

Lankavatara Sutra

An acclaimed translator, his published works include three major Buddhist texts: Therefore’Mahamati’, in order to abandon the misconception cherished by the philosophers, you must depend on the ‘anatman-tathagatagarbha’. 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.

This promises to become an essential text for anyone seeking to deepen their understanding or knowledge of Zen.

Sep 08, Jughead rated it really liked it. Views Read Edit View history. A great introduction to the Lankavatara Sutra. According to Japanese scholar Yamaguchi Susumu, the most important point in the tathagatagarbha literature is that “the pratitysamutpada is the tathagatagarbha.

And yet I can’t help, as a Marxist, but think about the political implications. The Lankavatara is a One Vehicle sutra that synthesizes the 3 teachings of Yogacara’s teaching of consciousness-only, Madhyamaka’s lankavatqra of Emptiness Sunyataand the Buddha Nature teaching of Tathagata-garbha by the unified teaching of mind-only. John rated it it was amazing Aug 15, Graham Ross rated it did not like it Oct 13, Jaidyn rated it really liked lankavatarx Jul 26, The Srimala Sutra is the only sutra specifically named in the Lankavatara.

The Other Way of Speaking. Of course, there’s much more the sutra than this, and Red Pine skillfully presents the deeper and more complicated threads it in a way that helps us to grasp, intellectually at least, their meanings.