Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only. The Lankavatara Sutra has 90 ratings and 6 reviews. Thomas said: Suzuki said that there were parts of the Lankavatara that he still didn’t understand, ev. Lankavatara Sutra, a Mahayana Text. Transl. by D. T. Suzuki ().pdf – Free ebook download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read book online for free.

Author: Kagar Gocage
Country: Finland
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Software
Published (Last): 9 August 2011
Pages: 419
PDF File Size: 1.29 Mb
ePub File Size: 17.98 Mb
ISBN: 904-7-41315-423-7
Downloads: 7180
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Shajar

Thus we see that the end of the religious discipline is to go beyond intellectualism, for to discriminate, to divide, is the function of the intellect.

When this is impossible as is the case with the philosophers and ignorant masses, the Garbha is believed sometimes to be a creator karana and sometimes to be an ego-substance atman. Whence [this] visible [world]?

Studies in the Lankavatara Sutra

The subtlest relation of reality to the world is beyond description, it yields its secrets only to him who has actually realised it in himself by means of noble wisdom aryajnana or prajna. Thus, Vijnana is the faculty of distinguishing or discerning or judging.

This Paravritti, according to the Lankatakes place in the Alaya-vijnana or All-conserving Mind, which is assumed to exist behind our individual empirical consciousnesses. Lord of Lanka, your question as to the way of abandoning dharmas and adharmas is lankavwtara answered. The following are the most important Mahayana texts that thus served to move the religious feelings of the Far-eastern peoples and are still continuing to do so.

The Lankavatara sutra [microform] ; a Mahayana text

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.

Israfel Sivad rated it it was amazing May 07, And as this illogical-ness is practically possible, the Mahayana establishes the theory of Mind-only cittamatra. What then, does the Lankavatara signify in the composite system of Mahayana Buddhism? Is there no possibility of some of the verses added later to the text independently? The term sagathakam also suggests this, for sufra means the “one with verses. Life as it is lived by most of us is a painful business, for we wutra to endure much in various ways.


Carl rated it did not like it Sep lanksvatara, One of the main theses of this inspiring scripture is the announcement that the Buddha never died, that he is forever living lankavaatra the Mount of the Holy Vulture and preaching to a group of the Sravakas, Pratyekabuddhas, and Bodhisattvas, who are no less beings than ourselves, and that the Buddha has just one vehicle yana for all beings.

The Tathagatas and all things are to be viewed as they are viewed by thee; otherwise viewed, it is nihilism. They are all Jinaputras, the sons of the Victorious, and harbour in themselves every possibility of attaining enlightenment. Stura the first to ask a question about The Lankavatara Sutra.

So the Mahayanists accumulate stocks of merit not only for the material of their own enlightenment but for the general cultivation of merit which can be shared equally by their fellow-beings, animate and inanimate. Salutation to all the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas! This is the true meaning of Parinamana, that is, turning one’s merit over to others for their spiritual interest. I am Mahamati, Blessed One, and am well versed lankavarara the Mahayana.

Like the seeing of a hair-circle laankavatara really existing in the air, [the notion of dualism] belongs to the realm of intellection not exhaustively pur-gated. Of a thing whose appearance is not visible because of its being beyond the senses and their objects 23how can it be praised or blamed, O Muni?

Transcendental wisdom prajna and a heart lanjavatara all-embracing love mahakaruna constitute the very reason of Buddhahood, while the desire or thirst for life trishnaand ignorance as to the meaning of life avidyaand deeds karma following from the blind assertion of life-impulse— these are the factors that ustra into the nature of Sarvasattva, all ignorant and infatuated ones.


On the contrary my teaching is based upon the recognition that the objective world, like a vision, is a manifestation of the mind itself; it teaches the cessation of ignorance, desire, deed and causality; it teaches the cessation of suffering that arises from the discrimination of the triple world.

Whence do they arise? After a quiet and patient pursuit of the text, however, he cannot help but lankavatqra deeply impressed with its underlying spirit whose grandeur of outlook almost surpasses human comprehension.

On the summit of lankavxtara mountain the Buddha himself was visible, and Ravana, the Yaksha, also was found standing there. Generally these endings show that the chapters are composite parts of a sutra and belong to it; but in the case of the Lanka some endings are quite of an independent character, and their relation to the text is not at all definite.

Laṅkāvatāra Sūtra – Wikipedia

Emptiness taught in the Mahayana texts goes far deeper into the matter. There is Another equally valuable history of Zen Buddhism which was also discovered in the Tung-huang cave. For those who have already read my Lankavaatra in the Lankavatara Sutra 1no special words are needed here.

Suuzki is cause [or that which works]? To save the world, to bring all his fellow-beings up to the same level of thought and feeling where he himself is, and not to rest, not to enter into Nirvana until this is accomplished, how infinitely long and how inexpressively arduous the task may be.

Author: admin