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The Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch

The Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch
Author: Hui-neng
ISBN 13: 9780231083614
ISBN 10: 231083610
Edition: 6th
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication Date: 1978-10-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 212
List Price: $35.00

The Platform Sutra records the teachings of Hui-neng, the Sixth Patriarch, who is revered as one of the two great figures in the founding of Ch'an (Zen) Buddhism. This translation is the definitive English version of the eighth-century Ch'an classic. Dr. Yampolsky also furnishes a lengthy and detailed historical introduction that provides the context essential to an understanding of Hui-neng's work.