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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Jeremy rated it it was amazing Jul 26, Thus, shravakas and pratyeka-buddhas also travel the one pie because there are no shravakas or pratyeka-buddhas. 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.

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A great introduction to the Lankavatara Sutra. Rinzan Pechovnik rated it it was amazing Dec 25, pune And years before Deleuze. It’s certainly possible that the world is an illusion generated by our perceptions, but given the vast amount of evidence to the contrary, it’s unlikely.

Jordan rated it it was amazing Jan 26, Debbie Heart rated it it was amazing Nov 09, Pinne we can make a link to Deleuze and Guattari’s suggestion of revolutionary politics based on the process of de-individuation.

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

It changes who or what we are. Passion is the cause of karmic death. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I’ve been reading this translation along with the classic Suzuki translation and the Cleary translation. The two obstructions are passion and knowledge. Lists with This Book. Old River rated it it was amazing Apr 20, Jon Wesick rated it really liked it Aug 03, Translated by Ethel M. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Return to Book Page. No trivia or quizzes yet.


In one period Zen was called the “mind-only school” because of this synthetic approach that all phenomena, all dharmas, all things, are nothing but discriminations or projections of mind. The Buddha then repeated the meaning of this in verse form: 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.

Those shravakas and pratyeka-buddhas capable of this are also called buddhas. Although it covers all the major teachings of Mahayana Buddhism, it contains but two teachings: Implicit in this definition of buddhahood is a reinterpretation of the Four Noble Truths: The Lankavatara Sutra, pp.

I don’t think if will replace Suzuki Daisetzu’s translation because SD has another volume Studies in the Lanka that could almost be the 2nd volume of his translation. Red Pine has invited the reader in to a deeper connection of the Buddhas teachings without telling the reader what to think or pursue in their own unfolding of consciousness.

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.

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Red Pine has translated into modern English a very important sutra, one that is central to the history of Zen Buddhism, but is also renowned as being difficult to fathom for even the most seasoned Buddhist. The Lankavatara Sutra is the holy grail of Zen. The text would seem to lean towards the latter, which is a position that fundamentally reproduces class society.

Because the world is seen as being “mind-only” or “consciousness-only”, all phenomena are void, empty of self atman and illusory:. It is on the basis of these that attachment to the two kinds of self exist and that the two kinds of obstructions appear and that the two kinds of death occur.

The Lankavatara Sutra: Translation and Commentary by Red Pine

The first can be said to be a teaching of the Yogacara school of Buddhism, whilst the second is the foundation of Zen. Does compassion for all living beings lead to ultimate nonviolence and a rejection of revolutionary politics, or does compassion for the many outweigh compassion for the few, opening up the potential for revolutionary politics?

Ha risposto a molte delle mie domande su questa dottrina: Gjanetzko rated it it was amazing Mar 01, This ;ine the reason I teach one lankavatars. John rated it it was amazing Aug 15, Thus, ‘Mahamati’, the doctrine of the ‘tathagatagarbha’ is disclosed in order to awaken the philosophers from their clinging to the idea of the ego.

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