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The Diamond Sutra

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A dazzling new translation of the text most central to Zen Buddhism. 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 centre 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 the diamond of its title is said to cut through everything on its way to enlightenment. It is perhaps the most studied of all the sutras, and by one count more than twenty thousand commentaries are noted. Red Pine is a celebrated translator and Buddhist scholar who 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 that includes extensive commentary intended to present this important text in a new light. The result is a work of inspiration and guidance for those interested in spiritual practice from any culture.

Very good condition throughout. Light shelf wear to dust jacket. Minimal light marks to page edges as shown in image.

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Author(s):
Pine, Red
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1582430594
ISBN-13:
9781582430591
Number of pages:
471
Publisher:
Counterpoint
Title:
The Diamond Sutra

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A dazzling new translation of the text most central to Zen Buddhism. 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 centre 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 the diamond of its title is said to cut through everything on its way to enlightenment. It is perhaps the most studied of all the sutras, and by one count more than twenty thousand commentaries are noted. Red Pine is a celebrated translator and Buddhist scholar who 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 that includes extensive commentary intended to present this important text in a new light. The result is a work of inspiration and guidance for those interested in spiritual practice from any culture.

Very good condition throughout. Light shelf wear to dust jacket. Minimal light marks to page edges as shown in image.

Author(s):
Pine, Red
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1582430594
ISBN-13:
9781582430591
Number of pages:
471
Publisher:
Counterpoint
Title:
The Diamond Sutra

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