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The Diamond Sutra

The Diamond Sutra
The Perfection of Wisdom : Text and Commentaries Translated from Sanskrit and Chinese

by Red Pine

  • Publisher : Counterpoint LLC
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 471
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Zen Buddhism is often said to be a practice of "mind-to-mind transmission" without reliance on texts - in fact, some great teachers forbid their students to read or write. But Buddhism has also inspired and accumulated some of the greatest philosophical texts of any religion. Two works lie at the center of Zen: The Heart Sutra, which monks recite all over the world, and The Diamond Sutra, which teaches the "perfection of wisdom" and cuts through all obstacles on the path of practice. It is perhaps the most studied of all the sutras, and by one count more than twenty thousand commentaries are noted." "Red Pine, as he begins his preface, explains: "The Diamond may look like a book, but it's really the body of the Buddha. It's also your body, my body, all possible bodies. But it's a body with nothing inside and nothing outside. It doesn't exist in space or time. Nor it is a construct of the mind. It's no mind. And yet because it's no mind, it has room for compassion. This book is the offering of no mind, born of compassion for all suffering beings. Of all the sutras that teach this teaching, this is the diamond. It cuts through all delusions, illuminates what is real, and cannot be destroyed. It is the path on which all buddhas stand and walk. And to read it is to stand and walk with buddhas."" "Red Pine, the translator and Buddhist scholar, has worked with this text for many years. He has consulted dozens of commentaries, in Chinese and in Sanskrit, to offer this brilliant new translation together with extensive commentary intended to present this sacred text in a new light. The result is a work of inspiration and guidance, a text of spiritual practice for all seekers."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Diamond Sutra

The Diamond Sutra
Transforming the Way We Perceive the World

by Mu Soeng

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2011-03-17
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 0861718291
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this brilliant new translation and commentary on The Diamond Sutra--one of the sublime wisdom teachings of Mahayana Buddhism--Mu Soeng integrates this ancient wisdom teaching with current scientific and psychological thought. His clear and readable commentary traces the connections between these teachings and contemporary theories of quantum reality, explores the sutra within the framework of Buddhist meditation practices, and provides a comprehensive historical survey of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition. Mu Soeng's goal throughout is to reveal the inspiration and wisdom of The Diamond Sutra to today's reader in an accessible, engaging, and modern manner.

The Diamond Sutra and The Sutra of Hui-neng

The Diamond Sutra and The Sutra of Hui-neng
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release : 2005-11-08
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 0834826097
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Diamond Sutra, composed in India in the fourth century CE, is one of the most treasured works of Buddhist literature and is the oldest existing printed book in the world. It is known as the Diamond Sutra because its teachings are said to be like diamonds that cut away all dualistic thought, releasing one from the attachment to objects and bringing one to the further shore of enlightenment. The format of this important sutra is presented as a conversation between the Buddha and one of his disciples. The Sutra of Hui-neng, also known as the Platform Sutra, contains the autobiography of a pivotal figure in Zen history and some of the most profound passages of Zen literature. Hui-neng (638–713) was the sixth patriarch of Zen in China, but is often regarded as the true father of the Zen tradition. He was a poor, illiterate woodcutter who is said to have attained enlightenment upon hearing a recitation of the Diamond Sutra. Together, these two scriptures present the central teaching of the Zen Buddhist tradition and are essential reading for all students of Buddhism.

Buddhist Wisdom

Buddhist Wisdom
Containing the Diamond Sutra and the Heart Sutra

by Edward Conze

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Presents a definitive translation of The Diamond Sutra, one of the fundamental texts of Mahayana Buddhism, and The Heart Sutra, along with extensive commentary on the texts and the principles and practices of Buddhism. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

The Diamond Sutra

The Diamond Sutra
The Buddha Also Said

by Osho,

  • Publisher : Duncan Baird Publishers
  • Release : 2017-05-18
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1848992521
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Written over 25 centuries ago, "The Diamond Sutra", like many sutras, begins with the famous phrase 'Thus have I heard'. In this sutra the Buddha has finished his daily walk with the monks to gather offerings of food, and sits down to rest. One of the more senior monks, Subhuti, comes forth and asks the Buddha a question. What follows is a dialogue regarding the nature of perception. In this book Osho offers his unique and highly accessible interpretation of the Buddha's words. When you read Osho, it is as if you are in the audience while he speaks. The words are recordings of his teachings - the easy, humorous conversational style makes for effortless reading and brings the most complex ideas into a form that anyone can understand and learn from. His irreverent wit and thought-provoking inspiration continue to attract growing numbers of readers and devotees. 'This sutra - "The Diamond Sutra" - was born in Sravasti. The Sanskrit name of this sutra is "Vajrachchhedika Prajnaparamita Sutra". It means perfection of wisdom which cuts like a thunderbolt. If you allow, Buddha can cut you like a thunderbolt. He can behead you. He can kill you and help you to be reborn. The new being is possible only when the old has been destroyed. A buddha has to be both - a murderer and a mother. On the one hand he has to kill, on the other hand he has to give new being to you' - Osho.

The Diamond Sutra

The Diamond Sutra
A Book

by Kumarajiva Kumarajiva

  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release : 2021-03-03
  • Pages : 118
  • ISBN : 3752648996
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Diamond Sutra is one of the most valued and widely read philosophical works in Buddhist literature. It is very popular amongst ardent Buddhists in China, and excepting the Lotus of the Good Law , and the Leng-Yen-Ching , perhaps no other Sutra ascribed to Buddha is regarded by the Chinese with so great esteem. In Japan, The Diamond Sutra appears to be perused extensively by what Max Müller termed the Shin-Gon sect, founded by Ko-Bo, a disciple of the renowned pilgrim Hiuen-Tsang, about the year 816 a.d. The Diamond Sutra was written originally in Sanscrit, and in process of time translated into the Tibetan, Chinese, Mongol, and Manchu languages. It represents the Mahayana school of Buddhist thought, a school founded by Nagarjuna, which flourished primarily at Tchakuka, and thereafter influenced appreciably a considerable part of the Buddhist Church.

The Diamond Sutra

The Diamond Sutra
(Chin-Kang-Ching) or Prajna-Paramita

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2022-05-18
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN : 1000583155
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book, first published in 1912, is an English translation of The Diamond Sutra from the Chinese text of Kumarajiva, one of the most metaphysical of the works ascribed to Buddha. With parallel passages and numerous annotations, this is a classic translation of the one of the most important texts in Chinese Buddhism.

The Diamond Sutra

The Diamond Sutra
A Book

by Red Pine

  • Publisher : Catapult
  • Release : 2009-03-01
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 1582439532
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Zen Buddhism is often said to be a practice of mind–to–mind transmission without reliance on texts ––in fact, some great teachers forbid their students to read or write. But Buddhism has also inspired some of the greatest philosophical writings of any religion, and two such works lie at the center of Zen: The Heart Sutra, which monks recite all over the world, and The Diamond Sutra, said to contain answers to all questions of delusion and dualism. This is the Buddhist teaching on the perfection of wisdom and cuts through all obstacles on the path of practice. As Red Pine explains: The Diamond Sutra may look like a book, but it's really the body of the Buddha. It's also your body, my body, all possible bodies. But it's a body with nothing inside and nothing outside. It doesn't exist in space or time. Nor is it a construct of the mind. It's no mind. And yet because it's no mind, it has room for compassion. This book is the offering of no mind, born of compassion for all suffering beings. Of all the sutras that teach this teaching, this is the diamond.

The Diamond Sutra in Chinese Culture

The Diamond Sutra in Chinese Culture
A Book

by Yongyou Shi

  • Publisher : Buddha's Light Publishing
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN : 193229337X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Diamond Sutra in Chinese Culture examines the impact of this very important religious text upon Chinese religion, culture, art, literature, folklore, and technology. Based largely on those artifacts found in the Dunhuang collections, which comprise the oldest Buddhist manuscripts in the world, The Diamond Sutra in Chinese Culture offers insightful new research and a compelling perspective on the influence of this very important text.

The Diamond Sutra (Chin-kang-ching)

The Diamond Sutra (Chin-kang-ching)
A Book

by Gemmell William

  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Release : 2022
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1176361929
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A commentary on THE DIAMOND SŪTRA

A commentary on THE DIAMOND SŪTRA
How to realize Enlightenment Here & Now through an active experience of Life

by Zen Master Engaku Taino,Zen Master Reiyo Ekai

  • Publisher : Fontana Editore
  • Release : 2017-08-21
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 8898750390
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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How to realize Enlightenment Here & Now through anactive experience of Life?The Diamond Sutra bothcommented upon and noted in this book, as well asexplained with operative chapters, provides answers in apractical, usable way to this deep, intimate question.

The Diamond Sutra: Ancient Wisdom in the Age of Terror

The Diamond Sutra: Ancient Wisdom in the Age of Terror
A Book

by The Reverend John Zen Ko

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2009-01
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN : 0578006294
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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About 2600 years ago Prince Siddhartha Gautama experienced the Most Supreme Enlightenment and became a Buddha. He gathered disciples and spent the rest of his life teaching. The Diamond Sutra is one of his most important teachings and remains one of the most valued works among the Buddhist Scriptures. The editor's purpose is to present the Sutra in a way that is clear and easily understood.

Describing the Indescribable

Describing the Indescribable
A Commentary on the Diamond Sutra

by Hsing Yun

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2016-07-05
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0861718267
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Diamond Sutra is revered throughout Asia as one of the Buddha's most profound expressions of the nature of reality. A gem among the vast Perfection of Wisdom literature, the Diamond Sutra elicits an experience of eternal truth through its use of a seemingly paradoxical style, as the reader goes back and forth between "what is" and "what is not." Master Hsing Yun skillfully plumbs the depths of the Diamond Sutra, illuminating for us its power to change who we are and how we interpret our world.

Diamond Sutra Narratives

Diamond Sutra Narratives
Textual Production and Lay Religiosity in Medieval China

by Chiew Hui Ho

  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2019-07-08
  • Pages : 534
  • ISBN : 9004406727
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Diamond Sutra Narratives, Chiew Hui Ho explores Diamond Sutra devotion and its impact on medieval Chinese religiosity, uncovering the complex social history of Tang lay Buddhism through the laity’s production of parasutraic narratives and texts.

The Diamond That Cuts Through Illusion

The Diamond That Cuts Through Illusion
A Book

by Thich Nhat Hanh

  • Publisher : Parallax Press
  • Release : 2006-09-09
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1935209442
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Diamond Sutra, a mainstay of the Mahayana tradition, has fascinated Buddhists for centuries because of its insights into dualism and illusion: the "diamond" can cut through any obstacle on the road to enlightenment. In the Diamond Sutra, the Buddha responds to a disciple's question about how to become a Buddha. The Diamond that Cuts Through Illusion presents a dialogue between the Buddha and his disciple, Subhuti, which illuminates how our minds construct limited categories of thought. The answer: we must move beyond personal enlightenment to follow the path of the Bodhisattvas, fully enlightened beings who postpone Nirvana in order to alleviate the suffering of others. It offers us alternative ways to look at the world in its wholeness so we can encounter a deeper reality; develop reverence for the environment and more harmonious communities, families, and relationships; and act in the world skillfully and effectively. This revised edition includes Thich Nhat Hanh’s translation of the Sutra from the Chinese and, in his commentaries, his own diamond sharp insight, including new work on the environmental implications of the Diamond Sutra. A beautiful edition of one of Buddhism's central texts.

The Diamond Sutra

The Diamond Sutra
With Supplemental Texts

by Gautama Buddha

  • Publisher : Bookpeople
  • Release : 1983
  • Pages : 93
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Diamond Sutra

The Diamond Sutra
Or Prajna-paramita

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1913
  • Pages : 117
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Polishing the Diamond, Enlightening the Mind

Polishing the Diamond, Enlightening the Mind
Reflections of a Korean Buddhist Master

by Chae-ung Kim

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 245
  • ISBN : 0861711459
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Presents an inspirational anthology of teachings, short stories, meditations, instruction, and practical advice from one of Korea's most revered Buddhist masters. Original. IP.

The Diamond Sutra

The Diamond Sutra
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1967
  • Pages : 33
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Diamond Sutra

Diamond Sutra
Translated from Chinese

by Pingping Huang

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2022-01-21
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9781957631028
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Once we can realize our true Buddha's mind, we will have the perfect wisdom, which like the diamond, can destroy all sufferings. The Diamond Sutra reveals the emptiness nature of all phenomena, and the emptiness nature of I. It is an important sutra in the Buddhist Mahayana tradition. Our true nature is Buddha's pure mind, like the diamond that can break all things, is not broken by all things; as hard as the diamond that can destroy everything and is not destroyed by everything.