The Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch

Hardback: $35.00
ISBN-13: 9781886439139
Published: May 2006

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180 pages
  • About the Book
  • This record of the life and teachings of Hui-neng, the Sixth Chan (Zen) Patriarch, is an eleventh-century compilation with ancillary materials. It deals with the Buddhist notion that the only criterion of any significance whatsoever is the experience of “seeing the Buddha-nature,” realizing one's innate status as an enlightened being.

  • About the Author(s)
    • John R. McRae, Translator

      John R. McRae (1947-2011) was a preeminent scholar of Chinese Buddhism who specialized in the rise of Chan (Zen) during the Tang Dynasty. He held positions at Cornell University, Indiana University, and Komazawa University and served for many years as Chair of the Bukkyō Dendō Kyōkai Publication Committee.
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