By Philip Yampolsky,Morten Schlütter
Phillip B. Yampolsky has dependent his translation at the Tun-huang manuscript, the earliest extant model of the paintings. A serious variation of the chinese language textual content is given on the finish of the volume.
Dr. Yampolsky additionally furnishes a long and distinctive historic advent which includes a lot details hitherto unavailable even to students, and gives the context necessary to an realizing of Hui-neng's paintings. He supplies an account of the heritage and legends of Ch'an Buddhism, with specific cognizance to the traditions linked to Hui-neng, quoting or summarizing crucial narratives. He then discusses a few of the texts of the Platform Sutra, and analyzes its contents.
The reprint version provides a brand new advent to the interpretation, situating it within the literature and referring to it to the spouse quantity. The thesaurus has been up-to-date from Wade-Giles to pinyin.
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