Not One Single Thing

A Commentary on the Platform Sutra
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Author(s): Shodo Harada
Genre: Religion, History
Original Publish Date: Jan 23, 2018
Product Number: EB00714761
Released: Jan 23, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781614291404
Publisher: Wisdom Publications
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Description

Explore the seminalPlatform Sutra, with one of the greatest living Zen masters as a guide. A lodestone of Zen Buddhism, thePlatform Sutrapresents the life, work, and wisdom of Eno, or Huineng, the fascinating and much-loved seventh-century Sixth Patriarch of Chinese Zen. He was an illiterate woodcutter who famously attained enlightenment after only hearing a single line of the Diamond Sutra, and who went on to decisively upstage senior monks with a poem that demonstrated the depth and clarity of his insight. His example has demonstrated to generations of students and spiritual seekers worldwide that enlightenment is attainable regardless of education or social standing. His exhortations to directly perceive one's true nature, right here and now, still reverberate in contemporary Zen. Shodo Harada Roshi's fresh reading of thePlatform Sutraoffers both the history behind the work and the lived experience of its wisdom. In a plain-English, conversational voice, Shodo Harada brings the sutra to life for his students, discussing and explaining its central points chapter by chapter and illustrating it with his own beautiful calligraphy. This is an essential Buddhist text brought to life.

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