Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Return to yourself...

From Master Hua's commentary on the Prajna chapter of the Platform Sutra:

You need not wait. See right through it, and suddenly, you don’t know how, you are enlightened. Strange and unspeakably wonderful. You return to yourself and regain your original mind.

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Platform Sutra

Thought I'd pop in links to the two translations of the Platform Sutra that I brought with me this week.

McRae's translation is hosted by the wonder "TheZenSite", at www.thezensite.com/ZenTeachings/Translations/PlatformSutra_McRaeTranslation.pdf.  The other - the one with the commentary by Ven Master Hua - can be found at http://online.sfsu.edu/%7Erone/Buddhism/BTTStexts/ps.heart.02.020530.print.pdf.  Both fairly substantial docs, especially the latter.

Huineng, attributed author of the Platform Sutra