Readings of the Platform Sutra
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Readings of the Platform Sutra

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ISBN-13:
9780231158213
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Seiten:
224
Autor:
Morten Schlütter
Gewicht:
262 g
Format:
207xx mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:
Preface1. Introduction: The Platform S?tra, Buddhism, and Chinese Religion2. The Figure of Huineng3. The History and Practice of Early Chan4. The Sudden Teaching5. Transmitting Notions of Transmission6. Ordination and Precepts in the Platform S?tra7. The Platform S?tra and Chinese ThoughtCharacter GlossaryBibliographyContributorsIndex
The Platform Stra contains a wide range of important Chan/Zen Buddhist teachings. Purported to contain the autobiography and sermons of Huineng (638713), the legendary Sixth Patriarch of Chan, the stra has been popular among monastics and the educated elite for centuries. The first study of its kind in English, the essays in this volume introduce the history and ideas of the stra to a general audience and interprets its practices. Leading specialists on Buddhism discuss the texts historical background and its vaunted legacy in Chinese culture. Incorporating recent scholarship and theory, chapters include an overview of Chinese Buddhism, the crucial role of the Platform Stra in the Chan tradition, and the dynamics of Huinengs biography.