Questions from the Lankavatara Sutra

Witnessing the transformation of the habit-energy of self-existence of the repository consciousness, the will, and the conceptual consciousness, this is what is meant by nirvana. The nirvana of other Buddhas and myself is the realm that is empty of self-existence.

While the sutras are numerous and many have never been translated, what we do have access to can be challenging to understand. The lore surrounding the Lankavatara Sutra is that when Bodhidharma chose his successor Hui-k’o, he gave him a copy of the Lanka sutra and told him all he needed to know was in it.

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Questions from the Lankavatara Sutra