The Diamond sutra and the Sutra of Hui Neng

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Shambala Publications, 1969 - Religion - 188 pages
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The "diamond sutra" helps clarify the often misunderstood Buddhist notion that reality is a projection of one's mind. Hui-Neng, a seventh-century Chinese Ch'an master, is credited with imbuing the ... Read full review

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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.


Foreword by Dr W Y Evans Went
The Convocation of the Assembly
Subhuti Makes a Request

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