The Diamond Sutra

The Diamond Sutra

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Overview

This is the new, one-of-a-kind, common English, straight-talk Diamond Sutra. Here are amazing enlightenment trainings, straight from the Buddha's intuitive brilliance, along with his specific directions on how you too could become a bodhisattva.

Here is an excerpt from Sol Ta Triane's translation of The Diamond Sutra: Transcending Merit Chapter 32:

"Subhuti! Let's say that a very fine individual gave gifts of great value in an amount which would fill many vast universes, all with the kindest intention for it to be of great benefit to everyone! Next, imagine someone aspiring to awaken to absolute perfect enlightenment by means of learning, comprehending, and finally, explaining to others just a brief verse from this Diamond teaching that I'm giving you here today! This second person's actions would create far, far greater benefit!"

"But, World-Honored One, how are we to best explain this teaching to others?"

"Subhuti! Just be sure to explain that things are unexplainable—and you'll be fine!

A phantom, dewdrops, a lightning strike,
A candle, skewed vision, a dimming morning star—
These six are to show you what all things are like—
They're like dreams—may you notice that all things are!"


Sol Ta Triane is also the author of The Secret Book of Awakening: Essays on Esoteric Religious Completion.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161547168
Publisher: Sol Ta Triane
Publication date: 11/13/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 658,475
File size: 245 KB

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