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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Zen Buddhism is often said to be rfd practice of mind-to-mind transmission without reliance on texts –in fact, some great teachers forbid their students to read or write. What is there to express?

The Diamond Sutra: The Perfection of Wisdom

Oct 23, Splashconception rated it liked it. Subhuti was born in the city of Sharvati and became one of the Buddha’s ten most prominent disciples. According to Red Pine, the Diamond Sutra is really about the body of the Buddha and those of diamond sutra red pine noble enlightened disciples. It has sometimes seemed like the Buddha has been playing the old shell game with Subhuti: The Diamond Sutra 4.

Each section begins with the text of the Chapter duamond by Red Pine’s commentary on the chapter as diamond sutra red pine whole. The incarnated body is the reflection. Mar 02, Chet rated it it was ok.

There is a great deal in the commentary, and in the Diamond Diamond sutra red pine itself, comparing the teaching of the Sutra, with its emphasis on the Bodisattva, who works with compassion for the salvation of all sentient beings, with the earlier, Theravada, school of Buddhism, with its emphasis on the Arahant and on individual enlightenment.

Lists with This Book. The Diamond Sutra may look like a book, but it’s really the body diamond sutra red pine the Buddha. Contents The Diamond Sutra. I feel like I could study this one sutra forever, with just this book. A sutra is a summary of something which can be relatively easily memorized, kind of like a poem.

Elsewhere T’ung-li counsels: What is there to conceive?

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But Buddhism has also inspired some of the greatest philosophical writings of any religion, and two such works lie at the center of Zen: It’s also your body, my body, all possible bodies. Jun diamond sutra red pine, Andrew rated it it was amazing.

Great review of a great book.

Published November 18th by Counterpoint first published November Started reading this every other day – just makes a complete difference with the way my life is heading, what I focus on, everyone should stop diamond sutra red pine and meditate! It doesn’t exist in space or time. It taught me that the basic idea that seems so central to Zen and so weird to me, that nothing is true or false, is not unique to i This book starts with a translation of the Diamond Cutter Perfection of Wisdom Sutra.

For, as he recalls, it was only when he came to translate the text for himself, along with the commentaries that accompany it in this edition, did he begin to grasp its meaning.

It is in this positive sense that Red Pine’s approach is not ‘scholarly’. It’s understanding that diamond sutra red pine exists and because of this everyone is free to be liberated because they aren’t really attached to anything.

Open Preview See a Problem? 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.

Just a moment while we diamond sutra red pine you in to your Diamond sutra red pine account. There are two related explanations for the title “Diamond Sutra”: I have to read it again to more thoroughly digest. Several English versions are available, offering the authority of scholarship in Edward Conze’s translation, and tradition in Thich Nhat Hanh’s.

He then reproduces again a smaller portion of each chapter — a paragraph, sentences, or sometimes only a phrase –and offers commentary on it.

The Diamond Sutra by Red Pine

The Diamond Sutra is a historical recording of a conversation between Buddha and one of his followers. There is no index or bibliography, but the translator does provide a preface explaining his diamond sutra red pine to the text and also a useful list of names and terms with Chinese characters including brief biographical notes on the various historical commentators.

May 03, Michael Laforest rated it it was amazing. I studied this book on and off for 6 months and I will continue to come back to it as being definitive on the subject.

It only exists when the mind contains neither subject nor object. Because he was esteemed for virtue and also advanced in years.

Paperbackpages. The Bones of the Master. This can be seen in the following extract, which is given in its entirety and is therefore somewhat lengthy, but to edit it would misrepresent Red Pine’s methodology. Apr 11, Tom rated it it was amazing. The Perfection of Wisdom is no exception. The commentary helps make the changes of emphasis and the diamond sutra red pine for them clearer as the Buddha keeps switching the focus between the emptiness of existence and the emptiness of sitra, and stra a fascinating glimpses of Buddhist stories diamond sutra red pine history through side information, but a Buddhist commentary on a Buddhist text can only go so far toward explaining anything to a non-Buddhist like me.

He was, however, quite elderly, and not always present when the Buddha spoke.