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Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — The Lankavatara Sutra by D. The Lankavatara Sutra by D. A text of basic importance, the Mahayana Buddhist Lankavatara Sutra c. Accompanied by elaborate notes and critical apparatus, Suzukis translation is the definitive English version of this intricate Sanskrit text.
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To ask other readers questions about The Lankavatara Sutraplease sign up. Be the first to ask a question about The Lankavatara Sutra. Lists with This Book. Suzuki said that there were parts of the Lankavatara that he still didn’t understand, even after years of study. It is terribly difficult stuff, but its richness is such that it is in some ways indispensable. The theory of “mind-only” or cittamatra is the focal point that forms a bridge of sorts between Vedanta and Buddhism — the mind is the fundamental ground condition of reality — serving the same function that Brahman does for advaita Vedanta.
But “ground condition” is meant only metaphori Suzuki said that there were parts of the Lankavatara that he still didn’t understand, even after years of study.
But “ground condition” is meant only metaphorically, because this “citta” is of course non-dualistic, beyond being and non-being — the Lanka uses the analogy of space.
It is neither here nor there without points of relation, and the ultimate goal is to rid oneself of these points of relation because they are illusory.
Catalog Record: An index to the Lankavatara sutra (Nanjio | Hathi Trust Digital Library
As a natural consequence the Lanka questions the appropriateness of categories and oankavatara reliance on language — if it is clear about anything, it is that philosophy is a ruse — and it slips into Zen territory. Hence Suzuki’s interest — the legend is that this is the text that Bodhidharma transmitted to China.
Some of this will be familiar to readers versed in Buddhist psychology, but the notion of a central “storehouse” of memory Alayavijnana and its necessary paravritti unfortunately translated by Suzuki as “revulsion” is I think unique to the Lanka. It’s incredibly dense and not easy going, but fascinating stuff. Oct 05, Fuad Fuad rated it it was amazing. I like this book, especially first chapter Excellent translation of an unexpectedly incredible sutra.
This has so many hidden gems that it’s worth re-reading many times.
This sutra included many interesting doctrines of the Yogacara school, and is lanakvatara as a central test to Boddhidharam, and Ch’an or Zen Buddhism. It is a part of the Mahayana Buddhist cannon, and a perfection of wisdom text, because of it’s emphasis on realization beyond words and thought. My teacher is Sangharakshita and the Triratna Buddhist Community and he’s keen on the sutra, though he doesn’t say much on it if you search it surta FreeBuddhistAudio.
There are two little sections of talks This sutra included many interesting doctrines of the Yogacara school, and is seen as a central test to Boddhidharam, and Ch’an or Zen Buddhism.
There are two little sections of talks which mention it, and another leading disciple, Padmavajra talks about it in a section of one of his talks. Searching the texts of seminars of Sangharakshita, it is not mentioned except in passing, in the one seminar I looked through that was 1 amongst those searched. It appears he’s never done a seminar on the sutra, which is a shame in that he does mention it with glowing terms. I feel it’s tendrils in his teachings, and I suppose the complexity of the sutra might be one of the reasons it’s pushed to the side, seemingly.
Or maybe I lanoavatara haven’t gotten my hands on the info beyond chapter in The Eternal Legacy, which might be all he wanted to say about it.
It is an intense chapter. This version did not include the chapter on vegetarianism, or the darani chapter, and having not read another version I can’t say whether they should or should not have been included. There’s something to be said for making a wild grab bag of a text into a more streamlined text.
I suppose it’s good to read this version and not have to deal with the cognitive dissonance of unfitting parts, you can get a gestalt that you can come away with, instead of the confusion of reading suzzuki version.
I am however very curious about the vegetarian chapter, because that is an important issue to me. The darani chapter is supposedly full of slogans that might be out of step with the rest of the sutra, though I do like slogan teachings, like the 7 and 8 fold mind training slogans, which is xuzuki part of the tantric tradition, the Vajrayana, than the Mahayana.
Googling the Lankavatara Sutra you don’t get much beyond the Wikipedia entry and that’s not so exciting. I reread Sangharakshita’s chapter from his book The Eternal Legacy to supplement. He cites Suzuki’s book on the sutra, which is expensive, and I doubt I will splurge for at this time, thought I might invest in another translation of this sutra because I want to read the messy grab bag version.
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Jan 26, Kelly Head rated it it was ok. Extremely repetitive and borderline incomprehensible. The following paragraph is repeated in slightly different forms about a hundred times. Apart from discriminations there are no other beings.
But when it is not recognised that all things rise from the discrimination of the Mind itself, discrimination asserts itself. One of the base texts for Mahayana Buddhism. Sets a broad table for Buddhist theories of mind and consciousness. Not an introductory type book, but if you know a little about Buddhism and wanted to study some more, this would be an excellent place to look. John rated it it was amazing Aug 25, Adrien rated it it was amazing Mar 27, Yulia rated it really liked it Apr 14, Daiden rated it really liked it Jan 08, Israfel Sivad rated it it was amazing May 07, John rated it it was amazing Aug 15, Lloyd rated it it was amazing Nov 10, Jacob K rated it liked it Jul 25, Julia Arkhipova rated it really liked it Aug 23, Matthew Gilboy rated it it was amazing Feb 28, Tim Phan-Nguyen rated it it was amazing Sep 13, Carl rated it did not like it Sep 21, Dan rated it it was amazing Feb 13, Bodo Balsys rated it really liked it Nov 19, John rated it it was amazing Jan 04, Fotis Domas rated it liked it Aug 20, Jurgis Liepnieks rated it it was amazing Jul 22, Kane Mason rated it really liked it Aug 27, David Logan rated it really liked it Jul 06, Ben O’Hare rated it it was amazing Mar 24, Gerard Ventus rated it really liked it May 22, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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