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The Sutra of Hui-Neng: Grand Master of Zen (Shambhala Dragon Editions)

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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.

Synopsis:

Hui-Neng (638-713) was an illiterate woodcutter who attained enlightenment in a flash. He became the Sixth Patriarch of Chinese Zen, and founder of the "Sudden Enlightenment" school. This collection of his talks is the only Zen record of its kind to be honoured with the term "scripture".

Synopsis:

An illiterate woodcutter who attained enlightenment in a flash, Hui-Neng (638-713) became the Sixth Patriarch of Chinese Zen and is regarded as the founder of the "Sudden Enlightenment" school. Here is a new translation of his great Zen classic, including material never before translated into English.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781570623486
Translator:
Cleary, Thomas F.
Author:
Huineng
Translator:
Cleary, Thomas F.
Author:
Cleary, Thomas
Author:
Cleary, Thomas F.
Author:
Hui-Neng
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
Comparative Religion
Subject:
Buddhism
Subject:
Zen
Subject:
Zen buddhism
Subject:
Doctrines
Subject:
Zen Buddhism -- Doctrines -- Early works to 1800.
Subject:
Buddhism - General
Subject:
Buddhism - Zen
Subject:
Eastern - Zen
Subject:
Zen Buddhism -- Doctrines.
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Shambhala Dragon Editions
Publication Date:
19980931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.03x5.99x.39 in. .53 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Hui-Neng (638-713) was an illiterate woodcutter who attained enlightenment in a flash. He became the Sixth Patriarch of Chinese Zen, and founder of the "Sudden Enlightenment" school. This collection of his talks is the only Zen record of its kind to be honoured with the term "scripture".
"Synopsis" by , An illiterate woodcutter who attained enlightenment in a flash, Hui-Neng (638-713) became the Sixth Patriarch of Chinese Zen and is regarded as the founder of the "Sudden Enlightenment" school. Here is a new translation of his great Zen classic, including material never before translated into English.
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