The Lankavatara Sutra: An Epitomized Version

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Provenance Editions #ad - Translated by D. T suzuki and edited by Dwight Goddard, this epitomized version was intended to make the sutra more widely accessible. Said to contain the words of the buddha on the nature of ultimate wisdom, the Lankavatara was influential in the general doctrines of Mahayana Buddhism, in particular Zen.

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The Lankavatara Sutra: Translation and Commentary

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Counterpoint #ad - In the words of chinese zen masters, these two teachings became known as “have a cup of tea” and “taste the tea. This is the first translation into english of the original text used by Bodhidharma, which was the Chinese translation made by Gunabhadra in 443 and upon which all Chinese Zen masters have relied ever since.

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. Having translated the diamond sutra and the Heart Sutra, and following with The Platform Sutra, Red Pine now turns his attention to perhaps the greatest Sutra of all.

The Lankavatara Sutra: Translation and Commentary #ad - Zen’s first patriarch, bodhidharma, hui-k’o, gave a copy of this text to his successor, and told him everything he needed to know was in this book. This promises to become an essential text for anyone seeking to deepen their understanding or knowledge of Zen. Although it covers all the major teachings of mahayana buddhism, it contains but two teachings: that everything we perceive as being real is nothing but the perceptions of our own mind and that the knowledge of this is something that must be realized and experienced for oneself and cannot be expressed in words.

. The lankavatara Sutra is the holy grail of Zen. Passed down from teacher to student ever since, this is the only Zen sutra ever spoken by the Buddha.

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The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma

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North Point Press #ad - Instead of telling his disciples to purify their minds, he pointed them to rock walls, to the movements of tigers and cranes, to a hollow reed floating across the Yangtze. This bilingual edition, the only volume of the great teacher's work currently available in English, presents four teachings in their entirety.

While others viewed zen practice as a purification of the mind or a stage on the way to perfect enlightenment, Bodhidharma equated Zen with buddhahood and believed that it had a place in everyday life. A fifth-century indian Buddhist monk, Bodhidharma is credited with bringing Zen to China. Although the tradition that traces its ancestry back to him did not flourish until nearly two hundred years after his death, today millions of Zen Buddhists and students of kung fu claim him as their spiritual father.

The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma #ad - Outline of practice" describes the four all-inclusive habits that lead to enlightenment, the "Bloodstream Sermon" exhorts students to seek the Buddha by seeing their own nature, the "Wake-up Sermon" defends his premise that the most essential method for reaching enlightenment is beholding the mind. The original chinese text, presented on facing pages, is taken from a Ch'ing dynasty woodblock edition.

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Being-Time: A Practitioner's Guide to Dogen's Shobogenzo Uji

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Wisdom Publications #ad - It is all-inclusive, ultimately healing, all-elusive, and eternal. Zen master dogen frames the teaching on impermanence explicitly as a teaching about time—and all of Dogen’s profoundly poetic teachings flow from his seminal understanding of time, the famous—and famously difficult—essay in his masterwork, as expressed in Uji Being-Time, Shobogenzo.

In this book, as does no other book I know of, Shinshu Roberts does full justice, to Dogen’s words. Using dogen’s shobogenzo uji the true dharma eye, shinshu roberts offers a twofold analysis of this teaching: the meaning of the text and practice with the text, Being-Time, giving examples how we apply Dogen’s complex teaching to our daily lives.

Being-Time: A Practitioner's Guide to Dogen's Shobogenzo Uji #ad -  . If this text causes you to doubt your most cherished concepts about your life, it will have done its work. From the foreword by norman fischer being-time thoroughly explores Dogen’s teaching on how we practice as Buddhas by understanding the relationship between being and time as it is—and as we perceive it to be.

A tour-de-force guide to zen master Dogen’s most subtle and sophisticated philosophical premises: that being and time are inseparable. Impermanence is time itself, being itself—yet time and being are not at all as we imagine them to be. To really understand and fully embrace this point is to live in a radically different world—a world of awakening, inclusion, and love.

In uji, being itself, Dogen teaches that time itself, is luminous awakening. She offers interpretation of uji only after careful consideration and marshaling of many sources—and offers simple everyday examples to illustrate points that seem at first abstruse.

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Early Buddhist Discourses Hackett Classics

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Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. #ad - Taken together, these fascinating works give an account of Buddhist teachings directly from the earliest primary sources. In his general Introduction, John J. Twenty discourses from the pali canon--including those most essential to the study and teaching of early Buddhism--are provided in fresh translations, accompanied by introductions that highlight the main themes and set the ideas presented in the context of wider philosophical and religious issues.

. Holder discusses the structure and language of the Pali Canon--its importance within the Buddhist tradition and the historical context in which it developed--and gives an overview of the basic doctrines of early Buddhism.

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The Platform Sutra: The Zen Teaching of Hui-neng

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Counterpoint #ad - The platform sutra occupies a central place in Zen Ch’an Buddhist instruction for students and spiritual seekers worldwide. Red pine, whose translations of the heart sutra and The Diamond Sutra have been celebrated and widely received, now provides a sensitive and assured treatment of the third and final sutra of the classic triumvirate.

Hui-neng’s instruction still matters—the 7th-century school of Sudden Awakening that he founded survives today, continuing to influence the Rinzai and Soto schools of contemporary Zen. He adds remarkable commentary to a translation that, combined with the full Chinese text, a glossary, and notes, results in a Mahayana masterpiece sure to become the standard edition for students and seekers alike.

The Platform Sutra: The Zen Teaching of Hui-neng #ad - It is often linked with the heart sutra and The Diamond Sutra to form a trio of texts that have been revered and studied for centuries. A zen buddhist masterpiece, winner of the 2018 Thornton Wilder Prize for Translation. However, which transcribe the teachings of the buddha himself, the controversial 6th Patriarch of Zen, unlike the other sutras,  The Platform Sutra presents the autobiography of Hui-neng, and his understanding of the fundamentals of a spiritual and practical life.

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Hsin-Hsin Ming

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White Pine Press #ad - Clark, it remains one of the most widely-admired and elegant of Zen writings, and is as relevant today as it was when it was written. In a world where stress seems unavoidable, Seng-ts'an's words show us how to be fully aware of each moment. Lucidly translated here by Richard B. The great way is not difficult for those who have no preferences.

Seng-ts'anthe hsin-hsin ming, verses on the faith-Mind by Seng-ts'an, the third Chinese patriarch of Zen, is considered to be the first Chinese Zen document.

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The Lankavatara Sutra

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#ad - This text, here translated from the original sanskrit, provides keys to contextualization and interpretation of different doctrines and practices of pan-Buddhism, particularly in distinguishing dogmatism from design: “This scripture has multiple meanings to guide recipients of all dispositions. ”.

This is a translation of the lankavatara sutra, one of the most significant and most sophisticated of the surviving scriptures of the Sanskrit Buddhist canon, referred to as the heart of the instruction of all Buddhas.

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The Three Pillars of Zen

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Anchor #ad - A moving, eye-opening work, The Three Pillars of Zen is the definitive introduction to the history and discipline of Zen. In this classic work of spiritual guidance, the founder of the Rochester Zen Center presents a comprehensive overview of Zen Buddhism. Exploring the three pillars of zen—teaching, and enlightenment—roshi philip Kapleau, the man who founded one of the oldest and most influential Zen centers in the United States, practice, presents a personal account of his own experiences as a student and teacher, and in so doing gives readers invaluable advice on how to develop their own practices.

Revised and updated, this 35th anniversary edition features new illustrations and photographs, as well as a new afterword by Sensei Bodhin Kjolhede, who succeeded Kapleau as spiritual director of the Rochester Zen Center.

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Buddhism: A Concise Introduction

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HarperOne #ad - A concise and up-to-date guide to the history, teachings, and practice of Buddhism by two luminaries in the field of world religions.

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The Zen Teachings of Huang Po: On The Transmission Of Mind

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Hauraki Publishing #ad - In addition, there are an introduction and explanatory notes that make this original and revered text even more valuable to the contemporary reader. Like most zen masters, huang Po taught in parables which were delivered as sermons, anecdotes, and dialogues. This text is remarkable for its purity of thought and speech.

It is in this fashion that the Zen master leads his listener into the truth, often by a single phrase designed to destroy his particular demon of ignorance. Many of the dialogues recorded in the Zen Teaching of Huang Po took place in public assembly, generally with hundreds of the Master’s followers in attendance.

He lived below the vulture Peak on Mount Huang Po, in the district of Kao An. He is regarded in a sense as the founder of the great Lin Chi sect. For those who have discovered the nature of Reality, he says, there is nothing old or new, concepts become meaningless and reason leads to error. Nowhere is the use of paradox in zen illustrated better than in the teachings of Huang Po, who shows how the experience of intuitive knowledge which reveals to a man what he really is, cannot be communicated by words.

The Zen Teachings of Huang Po: On The Transmission Of Mind #ad - These have been collected here to present the teachings of the Master himself. John blofeld’s translation reflects his deep understanding of Zen and gives it a crystal clear presentation. With the help of these paradoxes, beautifully and simply presented in this collection, Huang Po could set his disciples on the right path.

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