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
     
 

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. Dr. Yampolsky also furnishes a lengthy and detailed historical introduction that provides the context

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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. Dr. Yampolsky also furnishes a lengthy and detailed historical introduction that provides the context essential to an understanding of Hui-neng's work.

Columbia University Press

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
Product dimensions:
5.82(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.67(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Reprint Edition by Morten SchlütterForeword by Wm. Theodore de BaryPrefaceAbbreviationsIntroduction: Ch'an in the Eighth Century

II. The Birth of a Patriarch: Biography of Hui-nengIII. The Making of a Book: The Platform SutraIV. Content AnalysisThe Platform Sutra of the Sixth PatriarchGlossaryBibliographyIndexThe Tun-huang TextTables1. The Twenty-eight Indian Patriarchs2. The Last Indian Patriarchs

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