The Diamond That Cuts Through Illusion Book

The Diamond That Cuts Through Illusion


  • Author : Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Publisher : Parallax Press
  • Release Date : 2006-09-09
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781937006013

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The Diamond That Cuts Through Illusion Excerpt :

In The Diamond That Cuts Through Illusion, the Buddha and his disciple Subhuti teach us how to cut through our dualistic ways of looking at the world in order to have a deeper contact with the wondrous reality that is inside us and all around us. In his lively and penetrating commentaries, Thich Nhat Hanh shows us how this understanding, which he calls "the dialectics of the Prajnaparamita," leads to a deep reverence for the environment, and he applies these teachings of the Buddha to our own experience, giving practical examples from community and family life, couple relationships, and social service.

The Vajra Prajna Paramita Sutra Book

The Vajra Prajna Paramita Sutra


  • Author : Hsuan Hua
  • Publisher : Buddhist Text Translation Society
  • Release Date : 2013-09-02
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9781601030238

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(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 Book

The Diamond Sutra


  • Author : Red Pine
  • Publisher : Counterpoint LLC
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 488
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015053511229

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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 Book

The Diamond Sutra


  • Author : Osho
  • Publisher : Watkins Media Limited
  • Release Date : 2017-06-06
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 9781848992528

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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 Sutra of Hui neng  Grand Master of Zen Book

The Sutra of Hui neng Grand Master of Zen


  • Author : Thomas Cleary
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 1998-09-14
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780834825413

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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.

The Diamond Sutra in Chinese Culture Book

The Diamond Sutra in Chinese Culture


  • Author : Yongyou
  • Publisher : Buddha's Light Publishing
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN 10 : 9781932293371

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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.

Diamond Sutra Narratives Book

Diamond Sutra Narratives


  • Author : Chiew Hui Ho
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2019-07-08
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 534
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004406728

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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 Sutra Book

The Diamond Sutra


  • Author : Frances Wood
  • Publisher : British Library Board
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 071235090X

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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.

Buddhist Wisdom Book

Buddhist Wisdom


  • Author : John F. Thornton
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2001-04-24
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN 10 : 9780375726002

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A landmark publication that offers Western readers a unique combination of what Buddhists worldwide consider the holiest of holy texts, The Diamond Sutra and The Heart Sutra. The Diamond Sutra, or the Perfection of Wisdom, which cuts like a thunderbolt, is one of the cornerstone texts of Mahayana Buddhism and provides a summary of the core concepts of the Buddha. The Heart Sutra, perhaps the most important of all Buddhist texts, sets out to formulate the very heart, or essence of perfect wisdom and is studied with special reverence in Zen monasteries and the Tibetan Buddhist lamaseries. Edward Conze, who was until his death in 1979 a powerful force for introducing Buddhism and its sacred texts to the West, has provided these translated key texts with an extensive commentary for the easiest possible appreciation phrase by phrase. For this new edition, Judith Simmer-Brown, a well-known American scholar of Buddhism, has contributed a lively, context-setting introduction. In the annals of spirituality, certain books stand out both for their historical importance and for their continued relevance. The Vintage Spiritual Classics series offers the greatest of these works in authoritative new editions, with specially commissioned essays by noted contemporary commentators. Filled with eloquence and fresh insight, encouragement and solace, Vintage Spiritual Classics are incomparable resources for all readers who seek a more substantive understanding of mankind’s relation to the divine.

The Diamond Sutra Book

The Diamond Sutra


  • Author : William Gemmell
  • Publisher : Franklin Classics Trade Press
  • Release Date : 2018-10-21
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN 10 : 0343938340

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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 Book

Three Zen Sutras


  • Author : Red Pine
  • Publisher : Catapult
  • Release Date : 2021-09-28
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781640094956

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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, 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 Book
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The Diamond Sutra


  • Author : Mu Soeng
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2000-06-15
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 195
  • ISBN 10 : 9780861711604

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Soeng translates one of the sublime wisdom teachings of Mahayana Buddhism, offering clear, readable commentary on the nature of reality.

Buddhist Wisdom Books Book

Buddhist Wisdom Books


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1958
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 110
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:488399843

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The Diamond S  tra and the S  tra of Hui Neng Book

The Diamond S tra and the S tra of Hui Neng


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Genre: Buddhism
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN 10 : 0877730059

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The Diamond Sutra, composed in India in the fourth century C.E. - is one of the most treasured works of Buddhist literature and the oldest extant printed book in the world. The Sutra of Hui-neng, also known as the Platform Sutra, contains the autobiography of this pivotal figure in Zen history and some of the most profound passages in Zen literature. The two scriptures present the central teachings of a major Buddhist tradition and are essential reading for all students of Buddhism.

Treasures of the British Library Book
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Treasures of the British Library


  • Author : British Library
  • Publisher : British Library Board
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 0712348441

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A guide to the great collections of The British Library. Illustrated throughout in colour, it is an introduction to some of the world's most magnificent books and manuscripts, from The Lindisfarne Gospels to Magna Carta, The Diamond Sutra and The Gutenberg Bible.