The Diamond That Cuts Through Illusion

The Diamond That Cuts Through Illusion
Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Publsiher: Parallax Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2006-09-09
ISBN 10: 1935209442
ISBN 13: 9781935209447
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Diamond That Cuts Through Illusion Book Review:

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 Vajra Prajna Paramita Sutra

The Vajra Prajna Paramita Sutra
Author: Hsuan Hua
Publsiher: Buddhist Text Translation Society
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2013-09-02
ISBN 10: 1601030231
ISBN 13: 9781601030238
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vajra Prajna Paramita Sutra Book Review:

(also known as the Vajracchedikā or Diamond Sutra) 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.

The Diamond Sutra

The Diamond Sutra
Author: Osho
Publsiher: Watkins Media Limited
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2017-06-06
ISBN 10: 1848992521
ISBN 13: 9781848992528
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Diamond Sutra Book Review:

Written more than 25 centuries ago, the Diamond Sutra is the first text to record the Buddha's own teachings, and it remains one of the most popular.One day, after the Buddha finishes his daily walk to collect alms, a senior monk steps forth to ask how he can best help humanity. Buddha responds, and thus begins a dialogue regarding the nature of perception. Renowned spiritual teacher Osho offers his unique interpretation of the Buddha's words, writing in an easy, humorous, and conversational style that makes even the most complex ideas understandable.

The Sutra of Hui neng Grand Master of Zen

The Sutra of Hui neng  Grand Master of Zen
Author: Thomas Cleary
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 176
Release: 1998-09-14
ISBN 10: 0834825414
ISBN 13: 9780834825413
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sutra of Hui neng Grand Master of Zen Book Review:

Hui-neng (638–713) is perhaps the most beloved and respected figure in Zen Buddhism. An illiterate woodcutter who attained enlightenment in a flash, he became the Sixth Patriarch of Chinese Zen, and is regarded as the founder of the "Sudden Enlightenment" school. He is the supreme exemplar of the fact that neither education nor social background has any bearing on the attainment of enlightenment. This collection of his talks, also known as the Platform or Altar Sutra, is the only Zen record of its kind to be generally honored with the appellation sutra, or scripture. The Sutra of Hui-neng is here accompanied by Hui-neng's verse-by-verse commentary on the Diamond Sutra—in its very first published English translation ever.

Diamond Sutra Narratives

Diamond Sutra Narratives
Author: Chiew Hui Ho
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 534
Release: 2019-07-08
ISBN 10: 9004406727
ISBN 13: 9789004406728
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Diamond Sutra Narratives Book Review:

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 Sutra in Chinese Culture

The Diamond Sutra in Chinese Culture
Author: Yongyou Shi
Publsiher: Buddha's Light Publishing
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 193229337X
ISBN 13: 9781932293371
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Diamond Sutra in Chinese Culture Book Review:

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
Author: Frances Wood,Mark Barnard
Publsiher: British Library Board
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9780712350907
ISBN 13: 071235090X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Diamond Sutra Book Review:

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 and The Sutra of Hui neng

The Diamond Sutra and The Sutra of Hui neng
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2005-11-08
ISBN 10: 0834826097
ISBN 13: 9780834826090
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Diamond Sutra and The Sutra of Hui neng Book Review:

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.

The Diamond Sutra

The Diamond Sutra
Author: William Gemmell
Publsiher: Franklin Classics Trade Press
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2018-10-21
ISBN 10: 9780343938345
ISBN 13: 0343938340
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Diamond Sutra Book Review:

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Three Zen Sutras

Three Zen Sutras
Author: Red Pine
Publsiher: Catapult
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2021-09-28
ISBN 10: 1640094954
ISBN 13: 9781640094956
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Three Zen Sutras Book Review:

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, with its profound and wide-reaching influence on Buddhism, offers the Prajnaparamita teaching of emptiness. The Diamond Sutra, said to contain answers to all questions of delusion and dualism, outlines the bodhisattva path followed by the Buddha. And The Platform Sutra is an autobiography of Hui-neng, the controversial 6th Patriarch of Zen. His understanding of the fundamentals of a spiritual and practical life has served as the introduction to the teachings of Zen that students have been putting into practice for the past 1300 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 Diamond Sutra

The Diamond Sutra
Author: Mu Soeng
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2011-03-17
ISBN 10: 0861718291
ISBN 13: 9780861718290
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Diamond Sutra Book Review:

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

The Diamond Sutra
Author: Red Pine
Publsiher: Catapult
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2009-03-01
ISBN 10: 1582439532
ISBN 13: 9781582439532
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Diamond Sutra Book Review:

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

The Diamond Sutra
Author: Red Pine
Publsiher: Counterpoint LLC
Total Pages: 471
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015053511229
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Diamond Sutra Book Review:

"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

Buddhist Wisdom

Buddhist Wisdom
Author: Edward Conze
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 129
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 0375726004
ISBN 13: 9780375726002
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buddhist Wisdom Book Review:

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.

Buddhist Wisdom Books

Buddhist Wisdom Books
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 110
Release: 1958
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1014539636
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buddhist Wisdom Books Book Review:

Buddhist Wisdom Books

Buddhist Wisdom Books
Author: Edward Conze
Publsiher: London : G. Allen & Unwin
Total Pages: 110
Release: 1958
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105001964282
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Diamond Cutter

The Diamond Cutter
Author: Geshe Michael Roach,Lama Christie McNally
Publsiher: Harmony
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 038552868X
ISBN 13: 9780385528689
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Diamond Cutter Book Review:

Originally published in hardback, c2000 -- T.p. verso.

The Diamond Sutra

The Diamond Sutra
Author: Gautama Buddha
Publsiher: Bookpeople
Total Pages: 93
Release: 1983
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UVA:X030158109
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Author: Hanshan
Publsiher: Copper Canyon Press
Total Pages: 309
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 1556591403
ISBN 13: 9781556591402
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Book Review:

This authoritative, bilingual edition represents the first time the entirety of Cold Mountain's poetry has been translated into English. These translations were originally published by Copper Canyon Press nearly twenty years ago. Now, significantly revised and expanded, the collection also includes a new preface by the translator, Red Pine, whose accompanying notes are at once scholarly, accessible, and entertaining. Also included for the first time are poems by two of Cold Mountain's colleagues. Legendary for his clarity, directness, and lack of pretension, the eight-century hermit-poet Cold Mountain (Han Shan) is a major figure in the history of Chinese literature and has been a profound influence on writers and readers worldwide. Writers such as Charles Frazier and Gary Snyder studied his poetry, and Jack Kerouac's Dharma Bums is dedicated "to Han Shan." 1.B storied cliffs were the fortune I cast bird trails beyond human tracks what surrounds my yard white clouds nesting dark rocks I've lived here quite a few years and always seen the spring-water change tell those people with tripods and bells empty names are no damn good 71. someone sits in a mountain gorge cloud robe sunset tassels handful of fragrances he'd share the road is long and hard regretful and doubtful old and unaccomplished the crowd calls him crippled he stands alone steadfast 205. my place is on Cold Mountain perched on a cliff beyond the circuit of affliction images leave no trace when they vanish I roam the whole galaxy from here lights and shadows flash across my mind not one dharma comes before me since I found the magic pearl I can go anywhere everywhere it's perfect Cold Mountain A mountain man lives under thatch before his gate carts and horses are rare the forest is quiet but partial to birds the streams are wide and home to fish with his son he picks wild fruit with his wife he hoes between rocks what does he have at home a shelf full of nothing but books

The Heart the Diamond and the Lotus Sutra

The Heart  the Diamond and the Lotus Sutra
Author: The Buddha
Publsiher: F Lepine Publishing
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2013-03
ISBN 10: 9780981061337
ISBN 13: 0981061338
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Heart the Diamond and the Lotus Sutra Book Review:

According to the Buddha, these sutras contain the method to understand his teachings, release ourselves from illusion, and enlighten. In addition to the Heart, Diamond and Lotus sutras, we provide the traditional introduction to the Lotus Sutra, called the Sutra of Innumerable Meanings, as well as its traditional conclusion, called the Sutra of meditation on Samanthabhadra, for a total of five wonderful sutras. These sutras are to be read and meditated. Their wisdom might not always come clear to the mind on the first reading, but meditation of their meaning will reveal the true wisdom of the dharma. They cover subjects about the self and non-self, the dharma and non-dharma. They will reveal to you the way to understand all mysteries of existence. Because there is nothing to be attained, the Bodhisattva relying on Prajna Paramita has no obstruction in his mind. Because there is no obstruction, he has no fear, and he passes far beyond confused imagination, and reaches ultimate nirvana. - The Buddha, Heart Sutra All composed things are like a dream, a phantom, a drop of dew, a flash of lightning. That is how to meditate on them, that is how to observe them. - The Buddha, Diamond Sutra