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STUDIES IN THE LANKAVATARA SUTRA (One of the most important texts of Mahayana Buddhism, in which almost all its principal tenets are presented including the teaching of Zen)

STUDIES IN THE LANKAVATARA SUTRA (One of the most important texts of Mahayana Buddhism, in which almost all its principal tenets are presented including the teaching of Zen)
$35.00
Item Code: IDD572
Author: D.T. SUZUKI
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
Edition: 1999
ISBN: 8120816560
Pages: 498
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details: 8.7" X 5.7"
About the Book:

The title Lankavatara might mean 'entering Lanka' (perhaps referring to the temporary Mahayana period of Ceylon), suggesting that the doctrines of this scripture are possibly consistent with earlier Buddhism preserved in the Pali language.

Suzuki has greatly helped the reader of the basic scripture by discussing the main ideas. He tells how to study this scripture, compares it with the popular Zen Buddhism, discusses such typical and important doctrines as Mind-only, the 'Triple body of the Buddha', and many minor topics. Suzuki is both an exacting scholar and an understanding exponent of these difficult concepts. He adds a Sanskrit-Chinese-English Glossary, and also an Index. This work is essential for grasping the main ideas of the scripture.

CONTENTS

BODHIDHARMA by (Mu-ch' i)

FOREWORD
PREFACE
ABSTRACTS OF STUDIES

I
AN INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF THE LANKAVATARA SUTRA

II
THE LANKAVATARA SUTRA AND THE TEACHINGS OF ZEN BUDDHISM
  1. GENERAL SURVEY OF THE PRINCIPAL IDEAS EXPOUNDED IN THE SUTRA
  2. (A) THE INTELLECTUAL CONTENTS OF THE BUDDHIST EXPERIENCE
    (B) THE PSYCHOLOGY OF THE BUDDHIST EXPERIENCE
  3. LIFE AND WORKS OF THE BODHISATTVA
III
SOME OF THE IMPORTANT THEORIES EXPOUNDED IN THE LANKAVATARA SUTRA
  1. THE DOCTRINE OF MIND-ONLY
  2. THE CONCEPTION OF NO-BIRTH
  3. THE TRIPLE BODY OF THE BUDDHA
  4. THE TATHAGATA
  5. OTHER MINOR SUBJECTS
A SANSKRIT-CHINESE-ENGLISH GLOSSARY
INDEX

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