Platform Sutra, The: The ZEN Teaching of Hui-Neng Paperback – 5 Feb 2009
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"Transmitted in prose, the Sutra here is imbued with its original poetic resonance, a tribute to Red Pine's own commitment to the muse and dharma respectively... Here then, at last, is a contemporary translation of Buddhism's definitive Big Meditation and what an immensely readable treasure this book is!"
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Red Pine lives and work in Taiwan. He is the translator of "The Collected Songs of Cold Mountain "and" "of "The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma". --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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As always, Red Pine not only provides a fine translation of the core text but also an extremely helpful and interesting commentary, giving both background and context. Also provided is a most engaging and interesting introduction to the work.
Red Pine (an award winning translator), always seems to take great care and give a good deal of thought to all his translations. I certainly value all the works of his that I own.
An excellent work and a welcome addition to any Zen bookshelf. Thank you Red Pine.
Definitely not a reflection on Hui Neng or this particular sutra. The sutra is a classic.
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The text of the master Hui-neng's teaching is clear and straightforward, and Red Pine's notes bring great value as in his past books. He's a master of translation, but also of interpreting ancient Chinese culture, as he's shown in his brilliant translations of ancient Chinese poems.
Hui-neng's teaching on thoughts and thinking during meditation (section 17) are particularly helpful, in a time when Zen meditation is so often misunderstood as an escape from thoughts.
This will easily replace Yampolsky's translation both in clarity and, at least to this non-scholar, in accuracy, since it's based on a more ancient and reliable source text.
His translation is always exquisite, his commentary clear, and he always brings a fresh and challenging perspective top the text. Wonderful - keep it up!
I think fan's of Red Pine will, like me, find it disappointing, mostly because the notes, in this case, make it rather confusing. Red Pine has made this approach work seamlessly, elsewhere, but not here. Still, I look forward to his Lanka, after all, this is the guy who gave us Han Shan and for that I'll be forever grateful! Let us not forget his Bodhidharma and Diamond, either!
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