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Diamond Sutra and Sutra of Hui Neng

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Title:Diamond Sutra and Sutra of Hui Neng
Price:GBP£8.00 (about USD$10.10)
Book ID:B009-EST00185
Publisher:Shambhala Publications Inc, Boston, 1990
Edition:First Thus
Condition:Very Good
Dust Jacket:N/A
Shambhala Publications Inc, 1990, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: N/A, First Thus

blue & gold e/p's. with dragon design; cover art by Liang K'ai is 'The Sixth Patriarch Tearing Up a Sutra'; forewords by W. Y. Evans-Wentz & Christmas Humphreys; "the Diamond Sutra, composed in India in the fourth century B. C. is one of the most treasured works of Buddhist literature and the oldest extant printed book in the world. It is known as the Diamond Surra because its teaching is said to be like a diamond that cuts away all dualistic thought, releasing one from attachment to objects and bringing one to the further shore of enlightenment. Tbe Sutra of Hui-neng, also known as the Platform Sutra, contains the autobiography of this pivotal figure in Zen history and some of the most profound passages in Zen literature. Hui-neng (638-713), the Sixth Patriarch of Zen in China, is often regarded as the true father of the Zen tradition. A poor illiterate woodcutter, he was said to have attained enlightenment upon hearing a recitation of The Diamond Sutra. Taken together, these two scriptures present the central teachings of a major Buddhist tradition and are essential reading for all students of Buddhism."; only fault is a bump to the top edge of the rear cover; 168 pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Religion & Theology; Esoteric; Buddhism; Zen; India; Religion & Theology. ISBN: 0877730059. ISBN/EAN: 9780877730057. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: EST00185.
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