and and and and and Complete Enlightenment is the first authoritative translation and commentary on The Sutra of Complete Enlightenment, a central text that shaped the development of East Asian Buddhism and Ch'an (Chinese Zen). The text is set in the form of a transcription of discussions between the Buddha and the twelve enlightened beings(bodhisattvas), who question him on all aspects of spiritual practice. and and and and and and and and and and This new translation preserves all the liveliness and nuance of the text in the original Chinese. The sutra's ancient wisdom is brought to life by the commentaries of Master Sheng-yen, one of the most revered living Buddhist masters in the Ch'an lineage. This is truly a manual for the spiritual journey toward complete enlightenment, providing the key to the deep, poetic, and practical meanings of the scripture.
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Foreword by Thich Nhat Hanh
The Sutra of Complete Enlightenment 1
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accomplish arise assembly attain awakening aware become beginningless birth and death bodhi Bodhisattva of Universal bodhisattvas and sentient body and mind Buddha Path Buddha three Buddha-nature Buddhadharma Buddhahood Buddhism Ch'an Ch'an master Chinese circled the Buddha compassion Complete Enlightenment consciousness cultivation cyclic existence desire dharani Dharma Ending Age dharmadhatu dhyana dream environment expedient methods experience expound feel flower four elements give rise gradual hindrances Huineng ignorance illusion joined his palms karma Karmic Obstructions liberation lightenment lives Mahayana manifest Manjusri meditation ment monk multitude of bodhisattvas nature of Complete nature of enlightenment nirvana one's ordinary sentient paramitas perceive person phenomena practitioners pratyekabuddhas problems proclaimed these gathas prostrated Pure Land quiescent-extinction reach realize realm Sakyamuni samadhi Samantabhadra samapatti samatha samsara sense objects Sheng-yen six sense faculties sravakas stage Sutra of Complete Tathagata Tathagatagarbha teacher teachings things thoughts tion unmoving vexations Virtuous vows wisdom World Honored Zongmi