Platform Sutra by Huineng

The "Platform Sutra" is an essential text in Zen Buddhism, presenting the teachings and philosophy of a renowned sixth patriarch. The book offers deep insights into the nature of enlightenment and the practice of dhyana (meditation). It emphasizes the concept of 'sudden enlightenment', asserting that it can be achieved by realizing one's own 'Buddha nature'. The text is also known for its promotion of direct, personal experience and the potential for enlightenment in all beings, irrespective of their social or educational status.

The 2025th greatest book of all time


Published
713
Nationality
Chinese
Type
Religious
Pages
100-200
Words
Unknown
Original Language
Chinese

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