Dear Good Friends,
We continue to explore the Platform Sutra of Hui-neng.
If you are following along with me, I recommend that you go directly to the Platform Sutra and skip the introduction and the sections with commentary by Red Pine.
Read sections (12-14) of the Platform Sutra, notice your reaction to this reading, sit with it, and comment below. I will respond to your comments (privately) as necessary.
You may at any time, after reading this part of the sutra, visit the introduction by Red Pine for background and some understanding of the process by which Red Pine approached his translation. After you have responded to the questions and commented below, you may also read the commentary for this section.
During the month of August, we will continue each part of the sutra in this way. Read it first, then respond to the questions, followed by reading the commentary.
You may of course not follow my direction and not respond to the questionnaire. It is totally up to you.