The Diamond Sutra

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

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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
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

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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
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

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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 Diamond Sutra

The Diamond Sutra
Author: N.A
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 74
Release: 1955
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105041221701
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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

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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 and The Sutra of Hui-neng

The Diamond Sutra and The Sutra of Hui-neng
Author: N.A
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: 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

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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
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

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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.

Tales of the Diamond Sutra

Tales of the Diamond Sutra
Author: Chiew Hui Ho
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2013
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:851639230
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tales of the Diamond Sutra Book Review:

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, Or, The Jewel of Transcendental Wisdom

The Diamond Sutra, Or, The Jewel of Transcendental Wisdom
Author: N.A
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 74
Release: 1955
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X030120650
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Diamond Sutra

The Diamond Sutra
Author: Gautama Buddha
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2015-06-02
ISBN 10: 9781514182703
ISBN 13: 151418270X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In the Diamond Sutra, the Buddha has finished his daily walk with the monks to gather offerings of food, and he sits down to rest. Elder Subhuti comes forth and asks the Buddha a question. There follows a dialogue regarding the nature of perception. The Buddha often uses paradoxical phrases such as, "Subhuti, that which is called the Buddha Dharma is not the Buddha Dharma; therefore it is called the Buddha Dharma". The Buddha is generally thought to be trying to help Subhuti unlearn his preconceived, limited notions of the nature of reality and enlightenment. Emphasizing that all forms, thoughts and conceptions are ultimately illusory, he teaches that true enlightenment cannot be grasped through them; they must be set aside. In his commentary on the Diamond Sutra, Hsing Yun describes the four main points from the sutra as giving without attachment to self, liberating beings without notions of self and other, living without attachment, and cultivating without attainment.

The Diamond Sutra

The Diamond Sutra
Author: Nicholas Poppe
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 230
Release: 1971
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X002579827
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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

The Diamond Sutra
Author: N.A
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 117
Release: 1913
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X001179227
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Buddhist Wisdom Books

Buddhist Wisdom Books
Author: Edward Conze
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 110
Release: 1975
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: IND:30000026338628
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Describing the Indescribable

Describing the Indescribable
Author: Hsing Yun
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-07-05
ISBN 10: 0861718267
ISBN 13: 9780861718269
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Describing the Indescribable Book Review:

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 of Buddha

The Diamond Sutra of Buddha
Author: Taosho Buddha
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2011-05-01
ISBN 10: 9781461145233
ISBN 13: 1461145236
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Diamond Sutra of BuddhaI love Gautama the Buddha because he represents to me the essential core of religion. He is not the founder of Buddhism Buddhism is a byproduct - but he is the beginner of a totally different kind of religion in the world. He's the founder of a 'Religionless Religion'. He has propounded no religion instead religiousness. And this is a great radical change in the history of human consciousness.Before Buddha there were religions but never a pure religiousness. Man was not yet mature. With Buddha, humanity enters into a mature age. All human beings have not yet entered into that, that is indeed true, but Buddha has heralded the path. Buddha has opened the gateless gate. It takes time for human beings to understand such a deep message. Buddha's message is the deepest ever. Nobody has done the work that Buddha has done, the way he has done. Nobody else represents pure fragrance.Other founders of religions, other enlightened people, have compromised with their audience. Buddha remains uncompromised, hence his purity. He does not care what you can understand he cares only what the truth is. And he says it without being worried whether you understand it or not. In a way this looks hard; in another way this is great compassion.Truth has to be said as it is. The moment you compromise or the moment you bring truth to the ordinary level of human consciousness, it loses its soul. It becomes superficial, it becomes a dead thing. You cannot bring truth to the level of human beings. Instead human beings have to be led to the level of truth. That is Buddha's great work. This is the essence of the Diamond Sutra of Buddha.The Diamond Sutra

diamond sutras

diamond sutras
Author: Alfred Schmielewski,Yogi A.S. Narayana
Publsiher: Greg Henry Waters Group
Total Pages: 329
Release:
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

diamond sutras Book Review:

THE SPIRIT OF THE DIAMOND AND HEART SUTRAS Commentaries and interpretations of various sections of the Sutras. Based upon the Edward Conze Translation of the Vajracchedica-Pragna-paramite Sutra. By Yogi A.S. Narayana The author being a Western Yogi sets out to gain the merit and the blessing of the Buddha by demonstrating and illuminating the Sutra tooters to his best capacity and in accordance with his particular experience in Samadhi. The author is a European eclectic who is familiar with most of the esoteric classics of Chinese, Tibetan, Indian, Persian, Arabic, Greek and Egyptian Antiquity. He is in no capacity a Buddhist scholar, a Linguist, or and Orientalist. Far from being a theologian, Narayana is a practicing Samadhi to the reader in both, Eastern and Western terminology. He sets out to strip the sacred text to its utmost nakedness and truth. This is by eradicating addenda. Irrelevant dogma, and outright inventions. He stripe the Sutra of mythological phantasms, dogmatic and scholastic speculations, and outright fantasies by theocracy. He attempts to eliminate from the Sutra anything that in his view the Buddha

Diamond Sutra

Diamond Sutra
Author: Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 292
Release: 1999-12-01
ISBN 10: 9788172611309
ISBN 13: 8172611307
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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From Genesis to the Diamond Sutra

From Genesis to the Diamond Sutra
Author: Sangharakshita (Bhikshu)
Publsiher: Windhorse Publications
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9781899579723
ISBN 13: 1899579729
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Genesis to the Diamond Sutra Book Review:

Through memoir and reflection, well-known western Buddhist Sangharakshita reviews his encounters with Christianity and Christians.