[Buddha-l] blind Huineng (Dan Lusthaus)
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Sat May 12 17:54:29 MDT 2012
It could be that he went blind in old age - most blindness happens in
old age, e.g. macular degeneration. (I work at an organization for the
Blind and partially sighted)
On 13 May 2012 07:27, Mitchell Ginsberg <jinavamsa at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I was suspicious when in the various versions of the Platform Sutra I have here, in Section 8, Hui Neng asks by the fellow rice-pounder to be taken to the hall where the poem is written on the wall, so that he (Hui Neng) can see it.
> The comment was made by a friend in something written to me.
> Thank you Dan (and Piya and Stuart and all) for confirming that there is no basis for claiming that Hui Neng was blind.
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