28 Aug Counterpoint Legend has it that the Sixth Patriarch of Zen, Hui-neng, achieved enlightenment after hearing just one line of the Diamond Sutra. 22 May Red Pine has produced some excellent translations of Buddhist texts, and The Diamond Sutra: The Perfection of Wisdom is no exception. 18 Nov 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.

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The Diamond Sutra

It was the ninth time the Buddha spoke about prajna. And yet because it’s no mind, it has room for compassion. The wealth of Chinese and Indian pinr drawn together by Red Pine help to elucidate and explain this fundamental dharma text on the perfection of diamond sutra red pine.

And yet because it’s no sytra, it has room for compassion. It is a superb companion to other such works by the American scholar, which include translations of The Heart Sutra and the Diamond sutra red pine Sutra.

The Diamond Sutra: The Perfection of Wisdom

The combination of the fine translation that Red Pine has done of the sutra itself, along with the wise words from the masters, make this a book capable of helping us to awaken to the Buddha in this very life. So, succinctly put, the sutra is about emptiness…or is it? Eli rated it it was amazing Aug 06, This diamond sutra red pine the Buddhist teaching on the perfection of wisdom and cuts through all obstacles on the path of practice. The diamond sutra red pine body is the reflection.


Trivia About The Diamond Sutra. But Diamond sutra red pine has also inspired some of the greatest philosophical writings of any religion, and two such works lie at the center of Zen: A thorough commentary of the Diamond Sutra. Moreover, it was by studying the Sanskrit version as opposed the Chinese versions he was previously familiar with that the author finally began to penetrate to its particular message.

But it’s a body with nothing inside and nothing outside.

pkne It’s understanding that nothing exists and because of diamond sutra red pine everyone is free to be liberated because they aren’t really attached to anything.

Other terms and ideas – many much more lofty than this one – are treated with the same devotion throughout the book, and are also accompanied by comments from both Chinese Buddhist masters and some of their Indian predecessors.

The Diamond Sutra

The Diamond Sutra, p. The volume opens with a bare translation of the Diamond sutra red pine Sutra, followed by a section-by-section synoptic commentary comprising almost pages of selections drawn from more than 60 Pinr Sutra commentaries composed over two millennia.

A sutra is a summary of something which can be relatively easily memorized, kind of like a poem. A Buddhist History of the West. Lists with This Book. Oct 22, Joel rated it it was amazing.

It taught me that the basic idea that seems so central to Zen and so weird to me, that nothing is true dia,ond false, is not unique to it but is in other forms of Buddhism diamond sutra red pine.


In the Diamond Sutra, a The Diamond Sutra 4. May 03, Diamond sutra red pine Laforest rated it it was amazing. More importantly, he offers the general reader a glossary of the many names, places and sources to which his commentary refers, which are likely to be unfamiliar to those approaching the Diamond Sutra for the first time.

Several Rd versions are available, offering the authority of scholarship in Edward Conze’s translation, and tradition in Thich Nhat Hanh’s. Red Pine Snippet view diamond sutra red pine Dec 02, Jughead rated it really liked it.

But to which body was the Buddha referring? The Diamond Sutra is the core of Zen Buddhism. On the other hand, it’s profound because it’s so simple.

There is no index or diamond sutra red pine, but the translator does provide a preface explaining his approach to the text and also a useful list of names and terms with Chinese characters including brief biographical notes on the various historical pind. It begins by Subhuti asking for guidance on how to control his thoughts.

As his diamond sutra red pine foretold, he was known for his understanding of the doctrine of emptiness. Books by Red Pine. Elsewhere T’ung-li counsels: As Red Pine explains: Red Pine provides a very accessible translation, and justifies everything he does with an exhaustive list of references. Under which shell is the real buddha?