Sutra of Hui-Neng: Grand Master of Zen

Sutra of Hui-Neng: Grand Master of Zen

by Thomas Cleary, Hui-Neng, Huineng
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Sutra of Hui-Neng: Grand Master of Zen by Thomas Cleary, Hui-Neng, Huineng

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781570623486
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication date: 09/28/1998
Series: Shambhala Dragon Editions Series
Edition description: 1 ED
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,284,897
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Thomas Cleary holds a PhD in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University and a JD from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law. He is the translator of over fifty volumes of Buddhist, Taoist, Confucian, and Islamic texts from Sanskrit, Chinese, Japanese, Pali, and Arabic.

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