The Figure of Huineng

John Jorgensen

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    Abstract

    The biography of Huineng offered in the Platform Sūtra is a compelling story of a hero who perseveres against great odds. Focusing closely on that narrative, this chapter presents the plot, traces the historical process through which it was created, discusses variations in the story, and considers related genres of writing in order to understand the Platform Sūtra’s long-lasting appeal.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationReadings of the Platform sutra
    Editors Morten Schlütter and Stephen F. Teiser
    Place of PublicationNew York USA
    PublisherColumbia University Press
    Pages25-51
    Edition1st
    ISBN (Print)9780231158206
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

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