Sutra of Hui-Neng: Grand Master of Zen / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$13.39
Buy Used
Buy Used from BN.com
$10.56
(Save 41%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $3.72
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 79%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (18) from $3.72   
  • New (5) from $8.73   
  • Used (13) from $3.72   

Overview

Hui-neng (638–713) is perhaps the most beloved and respected figure in Zen Buddhism. An illiterate woodcutter who attained enlightenment in a flash, he became the Sixth Patriarch of Chinese Zen, and is regarded as the founder of the "Sudden Enlightenment" school. He is the supreme exemplar of the fact that neither education nor social background has any bearing on the attainment of enlightenment. This collection of his talks, also known as the Platform or Altar Sutra, is the only Zen record of its kind to be generally honored with the appellation sutra, or scripture.

The Sutra of Hui-neng is here accompanied by Hui-neng's verse-by-verse commentary on the Diamond Sutra—in its very first published English translation ever.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The latest work from a distinguished and prolific translator is a new rendering of a celebrated Zen text, The Sutra of Hui-neng. This comes with what is stated to be the first English translation of Hui-neng's verse-by-verse commentary on the Diamond Sutra."— The Middle Way
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570623486
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/28/1998
  • Series: Shambhala Dragon Editions Series
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 359,402
  • Product dimensions: 5.95 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 3
Hui-Neng's Commentary on the Diamond Sutra
Preface 85
1 The Cause and Reason of the Teaching Assembly 88
2 Subhuti Initiates Questioning 90
3 The True Source of the Great Vehicle 91
4 Subtle Practice without Dwelling 95
5 Real Seeing in Accord with Truth 97
6 The Rarity of True Faith 98
7 No Attainment and No Preaching 101
8 Emergence into Life through the Truth 103
9 Oneness without Forms 105
10 Adorning a Pure Land 107
11 The Superiority of Uncreated Blessings 109
12 Honoring True Teaching 110
13 Accepting and Holding the Teaching Accurately 111
14 Absolute Peace beyond Forms 114
15 The Virtues of Holding the Sutra 120
16 The Capacity to Clear Away Karmic Obstructions 123
17 Ultimate Selflessness 125
18 Impartial View of Oneness 129
19 The Teaching Pervading the Cosmos of Realities 131
20 Detachment from Forms and Appearances 132
21 Not Preaching a Doctrine 133
22 There Is Nothing to Attain 134
23 Purifying the Mind and Doing Good 135
24 Blessings and Wisdom without Compare 136
25 Teaching without Teaching Anyone 136
26 The Embodiment of Reality Is Not External Appearances 137
27 No Annihilation or Extinction 139
28 Not Accepting, Not Being Greedy 139
29 Serenity of Conduct 140
30 The Principle of the Compound 140
31 Views Do Not Occur 142
32 The Reward and the Emanation Are Not the Real 143
Notes on the Sutra of Hui-Neng 145
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 2 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(2)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)