Diamond Sutra and the Sutra of Hui-neng (Shambhala Classics)

Diamond Sutra and the Sutra of Hui-neng (Shambhala Classics)

Wong Mou-Lam


The Diamond Sutra, composed in India within the fourth century CE, is among the such a lot valuable works of Buddhist literature and is the oldest latest published publication on this planet. it really is often called the Diamond Sutra simply because its teachings are stated to be like diamonds that reduce away all dualistic proposal, liberating one from the attachment to things and bringing one to the extra shore of enlightenment. The structure of this crucial sutra is gifted as a talk among the Buddha and considered one of his disciples. The Sutra of Hui-neng, sometimes called the Platform Sutra, includes the autobiography of a pivotal determine in Zen historical past and a few of the main profound passages of Zen literature. Hui-neng (638–713) was once the 6th patriarch of Zen in China, yet is frequently considered as the real father of the Zen culture. He used to be a terrible, illiterate woodcutter who's stated to have attained enlightenment upon listening to a recitation of the Diamond Sutra. jointly, those scriptures current the significant instructing of the Zen Buddhist culture and are crucial studying for all scholars of Buddhism.

 

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