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The Platform Sutra: The Zen Teaching of Hui-neng

By: Red Pine | 11/06/2006
In Topics: Buddhist Sutras, Other Zen and General Buddhist Studies, Platform Sutra
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The Platform Sutra: The Zen Teaching of Hui-neng
Shoemaker & Hoard 2006-11-06
ISBN 1593760868
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The Platform Sutra occupies a central place in Zen (Ch’an) Buddhist instruction for students and spiritual seekers worldwide. 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. However, unlike the other sutras, which transcribe the teachings of the Buddha himself, The Platform Sutra presents the autobiography of Hui-neng, the controversial 6th Patriarch of Zen, and his understanding of the fundamentals of a spiritual and practical life.