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Lankavatara Sutra Hardcover – Jan 2 2000

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor and Francis; 1st edition (Jan. 2 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0710306008
  • ISBN-13: 978-0710306005
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 3.2 x 23.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 780 g
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0xa54df3c0) out of 5 stars 4 reviews
38 of 50 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa54f6c0c) out of 5 stars writing without a writer Feb. 27 2001
By Ren Zai - Published on
Format: Hardcover
This Lankavatara is for those who are sincere & brave of heart. This is a sutra to be experienced in our imagined state of being. There have been countless people who have reached the core experience of the Mahayana practices from this Lankavatara sutra. If you would like to set cross-legged in the dreams of Buddhas then set aside some moments in your life have a cup of tea and get ready for a heady experiencal ride.
In reference to the 1 star review. It is advisable to ignore this review by the reviewer called "youraveragemahayanist". The Lankavatara is to be experience in the very core of consciousness not words to be simply reviewed by someone who may enjoy the externalistic view of scholastic philosophies. The reviewers belief that these concepts are arcane are simply his/her inability to experience something beyond discriminating concepts like modern. It is to be asked, is there really an individual concept known as modern separate from the truth of nothing separate? Where is this past, future, and or present to be found "youraveragemahayanist"? Is there really a finger pointing to the moon? Look deeper and enjoy!
As you read D. T. Susuki translation it is easy to understand that Susuki was a layman/monk who was not separate from the experience of the Lankavatare itself. The Lankavatara should become one of the top priority readings for those sincere bodhisattvas practicing in these illusory times where ignorance is swift to point us away from fulfilling our path's vows. Remember the path is neither easy nor difficult. Read the word and let go of them for the experience they point too.
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HASH(0xa54f6c60) out of 5 stars this book is not a very good translation of the original suzuki publication Jan. 24 2016
By michelle mancuso - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
this book is not a very good translation of the original suzuki publication. when the blessed one came out of castle lanka, there was a summit on mount malaya, the blessed one gave oil of anointment and all the people in attendance understood a great teaching. in this reprint; the authors of this rewrite say oil of anointment came from many buddhas. this is an inaccurate statement, as the entire sutra is about the blessed ONE.
this sutra is very poetic and there is usually a rhythm to the writing. this translation and rewrite is without the poetic beauty of the suzuki translation.
HASH(0xa54f6f3c) out of 5 stars Five Stars March 14 2016
By Joseph - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This edition is pretty good.
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HASH(0xa54f6e34) out of 5 stars Cleary is a national treasure. I've been reading his ... June 7 2016
By Publius - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Cleary is a national treasure. I've been reading his translations of Buddhist texts for decades, and they are as clear as is possible to those of us who don't speak or read the original languages and aren't enlightened. This text was crucial to the development of Zen. Read it along with Red Pine's translation and commentary, and D.T. Suzuki's Studies in the Lankavatara Sutra.