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.
|Title of host publication||Readings of the Platform sutra|
|Editors||Morten SchlÃ¼tter and Stephen F. Teiser|
|Place of Publication||New York USA|
|Publisher||Columbia University Press|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|