diamond sutras


diamond sutras
  • Author : Alfred Schmielewski,Yogi A.S. Narayana
  • Publisher : Greg Henry Waters Group
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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

The Diamond Sutra


The Diamond Sutra
  • Author : Osho,
  • Publisher : Duncan Baird Publishers
  • Release : 2017-05-18
  • ISBN : 1848992521
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Written over 25 centuries ago, "The Diamond Sutra", like many sutras, begins with the famous phrase 'Thus have I heard'. In this sutra the Buddha has finished his daily walk with the monks to gather offerings of food, and sits down to rest. One of the more senior monks, Subhuti, comes forth and asks the Buddha a question. What follows is a dialogue regarding the nature of perception. In this book Osho offers his unique and highly accessible interpretation of the Buddha's words. When you read Osho, it is as if you are in the audience while he speaks. The words are recordings of his teachings - the easy, humorous conversational style makes for effortless reading and brings the most complex ideas into a form that anyone can understand and learn from. His irreverent wit and thought-provoking inspiration continue to attract growing numbers of readers and devotees. 'This sutra - "The Diamond Sutra" - was born in Sravasti. The Sanskrit name of this sutra is "Vajrachchhedika Prajnaparamita Sutra". It means perfection of wisdom which cuts like a thunderbolt. If you allow, Buddha can cut you like a thunderbolt. He can behead you. He can kill you and help you to be reborn. The new being is possible only when the old has been destroyed. A buddha has to be both - a murderer and a mother. On the one hand he has to kill, on the other hand he has to give new being to you' - Osho.

The Diamond Sutra


The Diamond Sutra
  • Author : Nicholas Poppe
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1971
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  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Diamond Sutra


The Diamond Sutra
  • Author : Red Pine
  • Publisher : Counterpoint Press
  • Release : 2009-03-01
  • ISBN : 1582439532
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 That Cuts Through Illusion


The Diamond That Cuts Through Illusion
  • Author : Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Publisher : Parallax Press
  • Release : 2010-07-06
  • ISBN : 1935209442
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Diamond Sutra has fascinated Buddhists for centuries because of its insights into dualism and illusion. It illuminates how our minds construct limited categories of thought. 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. In his trademark style of making even the most esoteric teachings accessible and meaningful for our every day life, Thich Nhat Hanh writes with great humor, even about the more mundane applications of the sutra, such as the insights one may gain while peeing into the woods: “After I studied the Diamond Sutra . . . I realized that peeing is also a marvelous and wondrous reality, our gift to the universe. We only have to pee mindfully, with great respect for ourselves and whatever surroundings we are in."

The Diamond Sutra and The Sutra of Hui neng


The Diamond Sutra and The Sutra of Hui neng
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release : 2005-11-08
  • ISBN : 0834826097
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 Vajra Prajna Paramita Sutra


The Vajra Prajna Paramita Sutra
  • Author : Hsuan Hua
  • Publisher : Buddhist Text Translation Society
  • Release : 2013-09-02
  • ISBN : 1601030231
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Describing the Indescribable


Describing the Indescribable
  • Author : Hsing Yun
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2016-07-05
  • ISBN : 0861718267
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Buddhist Wisdom Books


Buddhist Wisdom Books
  • Author : Edward Conze
  • Publisher : London : G. Allen & Unwin
  • Release : 1972
  • ISBN : 9780061316593
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Diamond Sutra Narratives


Diamond Sutra Narratives
  • Author : Chiew Hui Ho
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2019-07-08
  • ISBN : 9004406727
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Buddhist Wisdom


Buddhist Wisdom
  • Author : Edward Conze
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2001
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  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Diamond Days with Osho


Diamond Days with Osho
  • Author : Ma Prem Shunyo
  • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publishe
  • Release : 1993
  • ISBN : 9788120811119
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is the diary of the roller-coaster ride of Shunyo's inner and outer adventures, which proved to be both life and sanity threatening yet profoundly rewarding. The story is told of how a western woman became a disciple of the greatest Mystic of this century. In its simple style she takes the reader through hair-raising adventures from prison, to attempted murder and finally to the truth of Osho's death by thallium poisoning by the American authorities. Running parallel with these outer adventures are her intimate accounts of life with Osho, and her own self-discoveries.

The Light of Asia


The Light of Asia
  • Author : Sir Edwin Arnold
  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Release : 101-01-01
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The Scripture of the Saviour of the World, Lord Buddha—Prince Siddartha styled on earth In Earth and Heavens and Hells Incomparable, All-honoured, Wisest, Best, most Pitiful; The Teacher of Nirvana and the Law.

The Clouds Should Know Me By Now


The Clouds Should Know Me By Now
  • Author : Red Pine,Mike O'Connor
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 1999
  • ISBN : 0861711432
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Presents the translated verse of fourteen Chinese Buddhist poet monks who wrote between the T'ang Dynasty and the early twentieth century

The Buddha Speaks of Amitabha Sutra


The Buddha Speaks of Amitabha Sutra
  • Author : Hsuan Hua
  • Publisher : Buddhist Text Translation Society
  • Release : 2013-07-23
  • ISBN : 1601030290
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The so-called ‘’shorter’’ Amitabha Sutra has been and is a foundation of spirituality for millions of Buddhist believers throughout the ages. The Sutra describes the magnificent Buddhist “heaven,” the Pure Land, where conditions are perfect for the practice of the Buddhist path. The sutra also describes the method for being reborn to that land, namely mindfulness of its Buddha, Amitabha. Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua’s accompanying commentary amplifies the text and explains its main concepts by providing many interesting anecdotes involving the Buddha and his disciples. This volume, combining the Sutra with Master Hua’s commentary, succeeds not only in introducing the practice and thought of Pure Land Buddhism, also referred to as Mahayana Buddhism, but effectively presents a lucid introduction to this Buddhism as it is practiced today.

The Heart Sutra Explained


The Heart Sutra Explained
  • Author : Donald S. Lopez
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release : 1988-01-01
  • ISBN : 9780887065897
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Renowned for its terse declaration of the perfection of wisdom, the Heart Sutra is the most famous of Buddhist scriptures. The author draws on previously unexamined commentaries, preserved only in Tibetan, to investigate the meanings derived from and invested into the sutra during the later period of Indian Buddhism. The Heart Sutra Explained offers new insights on "form is emptiness, emptiness is form," on the mantra "gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi svaha," and on the synthesis of Madhyamika, Yogacara, and tantric thought that characterized the final period of Buddhism in India. It also includes complete translations of two nineteenth century Tibetan commentaries demonstrating the selective appropriation of Indian sources.

The Lotus Sutra


The Lotus Sutra
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 1993
  • ISBN : 9780231081603
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Since it first appeared in China in the third century, this Mahayana Buddhist Scripture has been regarded as one of the most illustrious in the canon. Depicting events in a cosmic world that transcends ordinary concepts of time and space, The Lotus Sutra presents abstract religious ideas in concrete terms and affirms that there is a single path to enlightenment.

The Lankavatara Sutra


The Lankavatara Sutra
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Counterpoint
  • Release : 2013-02-12
  • ISBN : 1619020998
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Having translated The Diamond Sutra and The Heart Sutra, and following with The Platform Sutra, Red Pine now turns his attention to perhaps the greatest Sutra of all. The Lankavatara Sutra is the holy grail of Zen. Zen’s first patriarch, Bodhidharma, gave a copy of this text to his successor, Hui-k’o, and told him everything he needed to know was in this book. Passed down from teacher to student ever since, this is the only Zen sutra ever spoken by the Buddha. Although it covers all the major teachings of Mahayana Buddhism, it contains but two teachings: that everything we perceive as being real is nothing but the perceptions of our own mind and that the knowledge of this is something that must be realized and experienced for oneself and cannot be expressed in words. In the words of Chinese Zen masters, these two teachings became known as “have a cup of tea” and “taste the tea.” This is the first translation into English of the original text used by Bodhidharma, which was the Chinese translation made by Gunabhadra in 443 and upon which all Chinese Zen masters have relied ever since. In addition to presenting one of the most difficult of all Buddhist texts in clear English, Red Pine has also added summaries, explanations, and notes, including relevant Sanskrit terms on the basis of which the Chinese translation was made. This promises to become an essential text for anyone seeking to deepen their understanding or knowledge of Zen.

The Vajra Cutter


The Vajra Cutter
  • Author : Shakyamuni Buddha
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2018-07-25
  • ISBN : 9781724357625
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Vajra Cutter Sutra (The Exalted Mahayana Sutra on the Wisdom Gone Beyond called "The Vajra Cutter") contains teachings by the Buddha on the Perfection of Wisdom. Reciting this sutra purifies mountains of negative karma, clears away obstacles to the success of virtuous activities, and plants seeds to realize emptiness directly. Lama Zopa Rinpoche advises to recite the Dedication Prayer by Mipham Rinpoche following recitation or reading of the Vajra Cutter Sutra, available for free at FPMT Foundation Store.Translated into English by Venerable George Churinoff.2007 edition, 40 pages.

The Platform Sutra


The Platform Sutra
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Counterpoint Press
  • Release : 2008-11-01
  • ISBN : 1593761775
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Platform Sutra occupies a central place in Zen (Ch’an) Buddhist instruction for students and spiritual seekers worldwide. It is often linked withThe Heart Sutra andThe Diamond Sutra to form a trio of texts that have been revered and studied for centuries. However, unlike the other sutras, which transcribe the teachings of the Buddha himself,The Platform Sutra presents the life and work of Hui-neng, the controversial sixth patriarch of Zen, and his understanding of the fundamentals of a spiritual and practical life. Hui-neng’s instruction still matters--the seventh-century school of Direct Awakening that he founded flourishes today, continuing to influence the Rinzai and Soto schools of contemporary Zen. Red Pine offers a sensitive, straightforward, and solid translation of this vital Buddhist text. His remarkable insight and commentaryprovide a guiding hand for seekers and students alike in their quest for dharma.