The Diamond sutra and the Sutra of Hui Neng

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Shambala Publications, 1969 - Religion - 188 pages
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A well-written translation, even though Chinese speakers (who are serious Buddhists) says it isn't as accurate as the Chinese version. It appears that English is unable to express some of the more refined philosophical concepts that are a focal point in this sutra.
That said, I wonder how the Chinese compares to the original Sanskrit, as Stanford Professor Paul Harrison seems to think it has problems too, but I am personally very wary of Buddhist academics who may not have the necessary insight to interpret a sutra's meaning correctly.
Is this a good translation? I don't know, as I am not very familiar with either Chinese or Sanskrit, but it is beautifully written, and of all the translations I have read it is the most readable.

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These two texts are foundational texts for Buddhism. While there are many difficult passages for Western readers, the texts are remarkably clear and direct. This particular translation and the ... Read full review


Foreword by Dr W Y Evans Went
The Convocation of the Assembly
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