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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As to the first; he must recognise and be fully convinced that this triple world is nothing but a complex manifestation of one’s mental activities; that it is devoid of selfness and its belongings; that there are no strivings, no comings, no goings. MacMillan Encyclopedia of Buddhism. Linkshander rated it really liked it Feb 02, Quotes from The Lankavatara S And this, this reviewer would argue, is reason enough to feel thankful for Red Pine’s efforts, for he has made available to our eyes and minds a deep work of Buddhist teaching that can enrich our Dharma practice no end, if we are willing to spend some quality time with it.

On the contrary my teaching is based upon the recognition that the objective world, like a vision, is a manifestation of the mind itself; it teaches the cessation of ignorance, desire, deed and causality; it teaches the cessation of suffering that arises from the discrimination of the triple world.

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The Lankavatara Sutra: Translation and Commentary by Red Pine

In the sutras the Bhagavan aka Buddha says that the tathagatha-garbha womb of the Buddhas is intrinsically pure, endowed with thirty-two attributes and present in the bodies of all beings, and that, like a precious jewel wrapped in soiled clothing, the ever-present unchanging tathagatha-garbha is likewise wrapped in the soiled clothing of lankavatqra skandhas, dhatus and ayantas and stained with the stains of erroneous projections of greed, anger and delusion.


Refresh and lankabatara again. Splendido sutra sui concetti fondamentali buddhisti. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The Other Way of Speaking.

Aug 03, Marina rated it it was amazing Shelves: Joshua rated it it was amazing Sep 04, Inspirational To the Extreme. Books by Red Pine. I can’t help but feel very skeptical of major aspects of the Lankavatara Sutra from a Marxist viewpoint.

The main text of the book is the actual translation itself, accompanied with boxes of well researched notes, colored grey to distinguish them from the words of the sutra. Oct 02, Anand rated it really liked it.

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. Red Pine has lived in Taiwan and Hong Kong, and has traveled extensively in China, visiting Zen temples and seeking out hermits. Jaidyn rated it really liked it Jul 26, Gjanetzko rated it it was amazing Mar 01, Having slogged through the Sagathakam — a miscellaneous grab bag of earlier sections and some additional thoughts that are somewhat intriguing — I don’t miss it.

John Forman rated it really liked it Aug 11, Sherry rated it really liked it Feb 11, Given the illusory character of reality, the Lankavatara Sutra posits a middle way between essentialism and nihilism.

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

Traditions Dharma transmission Zen lineage charts Zen ranks and hierarchy Zen organisation and institutions Zen Narratives. This is similar to Fazang’s commentary on the Flower Ornament Sutra. However, the Buddha makes clear that the Buddha-nature is not a self atman and is empty of self-nature. First, he must have a clear understanding that all things are only manifestations of the mind itself; second, he must discard the notion of birth, abiding and disappearance; third, he must clearly understand the egolessness of both things and persons In the ‘2nd volume’ he provides what’s needed to thoroughly grasp this sutra.

But the Buddha’s compassion recognizes that the world does not not exist. In addition to presenting one of the most difficult of all Buddhist texts in clear English, Red Pine has also added summaries, explanations, and notes, including relevant Sanskrit terms on the basis of which the Chinese translation was made.


Passion is the cause of karmic death. This promises to become an essential text for anyone seeking to deepen their understanding or knowledge of Zen.

The Lankavatara Sutra, by Red Pine. The Lankavatara Sutra is the holy grail of Zen. It’s up to each of us to use the sutra to help us achieve this. The two afflictions are rd senses and what the senses give rise to.

A great introduction to the Lankavatara Sutra.

Lankavatara Sutra

The Lankavatara Sutra, pp. All’ inizio ho trovato il modo di argomentare molto complesso, ma successivamente l’ho apprezzato, pur avendo richiesto una buona dose di pazienza e determinazione per procedere.

When Mahamati asks about power and wealth and kings, the Buddha cryptically replies, “A statement about kings is about no kings. Be the first to ask a question about The Lankavatara Sutra.

The Lankavatara Sutra: Translation and Commentary

Translation and Commentary by Red Pine Translation. L’autore ha corredato il libro di sitra ottima introduzione, di utilissime e chiare note a fine pagina, e di un glossario fine testo. But the added chapter on meat-eating is interesting. And, illustrating its importance in the latter sect, Red Sutrz tells us that it was this sutra that the first patriarch of Zen Buddhism, Bodhidharma, handed over to his successor, along with his bowl and robe.

Thus, ‘Mahamati’, the doctrine of the ‘tathagatagarbha’ is disclosed in order to awaken the philosophers from their clinging to the idea of the pien. The above book is published by Counterpoint Press, and is available from their website at: Certainly we can make a link to Deleuze and Guattari’s suggestion of revolutionary politics based on the process of de-individuation.