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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
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 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

The Diamond Sutra
Vajrachchedikaprajna-paramita Sutra Or The Jewel of Transcendental Wisdom

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1955
  • Pages : 74
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 Prajna Paramita

by William Gemmell

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2003-02-01
  • Pages : 117
  • ISBN : 9780892540754
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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First published in 1912, William Gemmell's translation of The Diamond Sutra was one of the first books to introduce general readers in the West to Buddhism. A sacred Buddhist text, it recounts the Buddha's discourse to one of his disciples. It discusses fundamental Buddhist practices, including how food is to be consumed, begging for alms, and monastic vows. Gemmell's annotated translation presents information from the Asia experts of his day. The annotation also provides relevant parallels between Buddhist principles and Western spirituality.

Tales of the Diamond Sutra

Tales of the Diamond Sutra
Buddhism on the Ground in Medieval China

by Chiew Hui Ho

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Diamond Sutra is an important Mahāyāna sutra, which remains to this day one of the most influential Buddhist sutras in East Asia. Little is known about why it began to gain widespread popularity in the Tang even though it had been translated two centuries earlier. Extant records, however, indicate that a substantial body of narratives relating to it appeared, circulated, and were compiled in the Tang, reflecting the extent to which it featured in the lives of people in that period. This study of Diamond Sutra tales aims to shed light on the cult of the Diamond Sutra and the state of Buddhism in medieval China. By broadly contextualizing the sutra and its narratives within their socio-historical milieu, it discusses the ways it was engaged by monastics, how it was given recognition by members of the Tang monarchy, and how the interest of literati might have popularized it. I argue that these developments, when conceived within a web of human interactions, impacted people's knowledge of the sutra and prompted their increasing engagement with it, resulting in the multiplication of religious experiences related to it and the proliferation of Diamond Sutra narratives as people shared their experiences. The compilation of these accounts throughout the Tang attests to the strong presence of the Diamond Sutra cult. It not only indicates the allure of storytelling as a medium of communication, but also underscores the role played by social relations and interactions in religious culture. This study thus focuses on how people and communities might have conceived of the sutra and devoted themselves to it, and the effects of the cult on medieval Chinese religiosity. Diamond Sutra tales reveal how the experiences recounted therein were conceived as proofs of the efficacy of the sutra, bearing a particular significance to the protagonists and answering the concerns of medieval Chinese, as illustrated by the major themes, motifs, and ideas of the tales. Geared toward propagating the sutra, the tales determined attitudes, beliefs, and Buddhist practices of medieval Chinese by framing their conception of and engagement with the Diamond Sutra, and thus shaped Chinese religiosity. As they bear witness to the cult of the Diamond Sutra, these narratives also constitute part of a history of the religious life of people, and of Buddhism on the ground in Tang China. Additionally, these tales indicate the transition that took place in the religious landscape between Six Dynasties and the Tang, especially how Buddhism evolved and became part of the social fabric of China. Unlike the apologetic concerns of earlier tales, these narratives reflect a period in which Buddhism had permeated medieval Chinese society, and portray lay devotees of the Diamond Sutra as empowered practitioners who experienced the efficacy of the sutra and gained access to wonders and powers traditionally associated with the monastic. This lay confidence is discernible from the writings of the tale compilers, who assumed responsibility for propagating Buddhism and articulated their understanding of the religion as they created the lore of the sutra. The empowerment of the laity is further illustrated by the autonomy with which lay Buddhists modified, produced and distributed religious texts of the Diamond Sutra, which even prompted the monastic establishment to accommodate itself to the changes they brought about.

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.

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.

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, Or, The Jewel of Transcendental Wisdom

The Diamond Sutra, Or, The Jewel of Transcendental Wisdom
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1955
  • Pages : 74
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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
Three Mongolian Versions of the Vajracchedikā Prajñāpāramirā

by Nicholas Poppe

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1971
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Diamond Sutra

The Diamond Sutra
The Story of the World's Earliest Dated Printed Book

by Frances Wood,Mark Barnard

  • Publisher : British Library Board
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 9780712350907
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Buddhist text known as the Diamond Sutra is believed to be the oldest surviving printed book in the world. Made in 868 AD and written in Chinese, the text contains a significant dialogue on perception, and is one of the most important sacred works of the Buddhist faith. The Diamond Sutra was hidden for centuries in a cave in northwest China, and it was created from seven strips of yellow-stained paper that were printed from carved wooden blocks and pasted together to form a scroll over five meters long. The oldest dated example of wood block printing—produced some six hundred years before Gutenberg’s movable type printing in Europe—it is clearly the product of a mature printing industry in China. This beautifully designed book, the first to focus solely on the Diamond Sutra, features a full-color reproduction of the work, along with an account of the discovery of the Sutra by Sir Aurel Stein in May 1907 in a hidden cave on the edge of the Gobi desert. The book extensively discusses the content of the Sutra and also describes the invention of paper in China and the origins of Far Eastern printing. It reveals how the Sutra was originally made and the conservation work that the British Library employs to preserve it. The Diamond Sutra is a stunning book for anyone curious about the earliest origins of printing and the sacred foundations of Buddhism.

The Diamond Sutra

The Diamond Sutra
A Book

by A. F. Price,Wong Mou-Lam

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2004-06-01
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN : 9781419159213
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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That is to say, he should practice charity without regard to appearances; without regard to sound, odor, touch, flavor or any quality. Subhuti, thus should the Bodhisattva practice charity without attachment. Wherefore? In such a case his merit is incalculable.

Diamond Sutra

Diamond Sutra
A Book

by Colin Hester

  • Publisher : Counterpoint LLC
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN : 9781887178334
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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After a childhood darker than most, Rudyard Gillette has reached a standstill. A forty-year-old former college baseball player, Rud works for a textbook publishing company during the week, plays golf with his haunted yet gentle father on weekends, and sleeps with his girlfriend any day she'll let him - that is, when her other boyfriend isn't around. But one afternoon Rud's routine is interrupted by a tragedy, and his tentative life spins apart. Devastated, tormented by a sense of failure, and utterly alone, Rud moves haltingly through each day until he meets Gale Harmon, the beautiful, enigmatic woman who was his childhood friend and first love. Just as Rud begins to find comfort in renewed friendship, Gale disappears. Rud's choice is clear, and he abandons everything - home, job, girlfriend - to search for her.

Diamond Sutra

Diamond Sutra
A Book

by Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1999-12-01
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN : 9788172611309
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Zen Sutras

Zen Sutras
The Heart, the Diamond, and the Platform Sutras

by Red Pine

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2021-09-28
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 9781640094949
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The three most venerated sutras of Zen in a true pocket-sized edition from a legendary practitioner and translator of Buddhist teachings. These three Sutras, often linked to form a trio of texts that have been revered and studied for centuries, are now available together in this single volume. Red Pine, whose acclaimed translations these particular Buddhist texts are considered canon, provides a sensitive and assured treatment of the classic triumvirate in a gift-sized volume, perfect for sharing with anyone seeking guidance and peace. The Heart Sutra, one of the most profound and wide-reaching influence of any text in Buddhism, introduces the Prajnaparamita teaching of emptiness. The Diamond Sutra, said to contain answers to all questions of delusion and dualism, and introduces the bodhisattva path followed by the Buddha. And the Platform Sutra, the autobiography of Hui-neng, the controversial 6th Patriarch of Zen, and his understanding of the fundamentals of a spiritual and practical life that serves as an introduction to the teaching of Zen that students have been putting into practice for the past 1,300 years. In addition to new translations of all three texts, Red Pine has included an introduction that ties all three together and just enough footnotes to explain what needs explaining but not enough to get in the way.

The Vajra Prajna Paramita Sutra

The Vajra Prajna Paramita Sutra
Diamond Sutra or Vajracchedikā Sutra

by Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua,Buddhist Text Translation Society

  • Publisher : Buddhist Text Translation Society
  • Release : 2013-08-31
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 1601030223
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A highly readable translation of the Vajra Prajna Paramita Sutra as transmitted in the Chinese tradition, this brief text summarizes the teachings on emptiness of the Prajñāpāramitā, the perfection of wisdom. In this Sutra, the Buddha teaches his disciple Subhuti the subtle points of Buddhist philosophy on emptiness, the lack of true existence of anything—thoughts are illusions; life is a dream. Master Hua enriches the text by providing details and narratives, and he explains how to incorporate the concept of emptiness into our lives. (Based on audio recordings of lectures given by Master Hua at the Buddhist Lecture Hall in San Francisco, 1968)