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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.

Phillip B. Yampolsky has based his translation on the Tun-huang manuscript, the earliest extant version of the work. A critical edition of the Chinese text is given at the end of the volume.

Dr. Yampolsky also furnishes a lengthy and detailed historical introduction which contains much information hitherto unavailable even to scholars, and provides the context essential to an understanding of Hui-neng's work. He gives an account of the history and legends of Ch'an Buddhism, with particular attention to the traditions associated with Hui-neng, quoting or summarizing the most important narratives. He then discusses the various texts of the Platform Sutra, and analyzes its contents.

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"(This) translation of one of the most famous of all Chinese Ch'an texts is certainly the best rendition so far. Without sacraficing scholarly accuracy, Yampolsky has produced a lucid and isiomatic translation which even the layman can enjoy." Books Abroad

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"Remarkable... Dr. Yamppolsky's study is characterized by a clariyy of presentation and a thoroughness of exploration of Chinese and Japanese sources." Literature East and West

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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.

About the Author

Philip B. Yampolsky is Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780231083614
Translator:
Yampolsky, Philip B.
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Translator:
Yampolsky, Philip B.
Author:
Yampolsky, Philip B.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Comparative Religion
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Theology and philosophy
Subject:
Asian - General
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Edition Number:
6
Publication Date:
19780331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
212
Dimensions:
9.18x5.82x.67 in. .77 lbs.

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Product details 212 pages Columbia University Press - English 9780231083614 Reviews:
"Review" by , "(This) translation of one of the most famous of all Chinese Ch'an texts is certainly the best rendition so far. Without sacraficing scholarly accuracy, Yampolsky has produced a lucid and isiomatic translation which even the layman can enjoy."
"Review" by , "Remarkable... Dr. Yamppolsky's study is characterized by a clariyy of presentation and a thoroughness of exploration of Chinese and Japanese sources."
"Synopsis" by , 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.
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