The Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch / Edition 6

The Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch / Edition 6

by Philip Yampolsky, Philip B. (Translator) Yampolsky, Philip B. Yampolsky
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0231083610

ISBN-13: 9780231083614

Pub. Date: 03/15/1978

Publisher: Columbia University Press

The Platform Sutra records the teachings of Hui-neng, the Sixth Patriarch, who is revered as one of the two great figures in the founding of Ch'an (Zen) Buddhism. This translation is the definitive English version of the eighth-century Ch'an classic.

Phillip B. Yampolsky has based his translation on the Tun-huang manuscript, the earliest extant version of the

Overview

The Platform Sutra records the teachings of Hui-neng, the Sixth Patriarch, who is revered as one of the two great figures in the founding of Ch'an (Zen) Buddhism. This translation is the definitive English version of the eighth-century Ch'an classic.

Phillip B. Yampolsky has based his translation on the Tun-huang manuscript, the earliest extant version of the work. A critical edition of the Chinese text is given at the end of the volume.

Dr. Yampolsky also furnishes a lengthy and detailed historical introduction which contains much information hitherto unavailable even to scholars, and provides the context essential to an understanding of Hui-neng's work. He gives an account of the history and legends of Ch'an Buddhism, with particular attention to the traditions associated with Hui-neng, quoting or summarizing the most important narratives. He then discusses the various texts of the Platform Sutra, and analyzes its contents.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231083614
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
03/15/1978
Series:
Translations from the Asian Classics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
212
Sales rank:
994,331
Product dimensions:
5.82(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.67(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction: Ch'an in the Eighth CenturyI. The Formation of the LegendThe Lankavatara SchoolShen-huiII. The Birth of a Patriarch: Biography of Hui-nengIII. The Making of a Book: The Platform SutraIV. Content AnalysisThe Platform Sutra of the Sixth PatriarchThe Tun-Huang Text

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