Diamond Sutra by Bill Porter
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Diamond Sutra
By Bill Porter

The Diamond Sutra

The Perfection of Wisdom New edition

By (author) See other recent books by Bill Porter
Edited by Red Pine See other recent books by Red Pine
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $38.90
Your Price: $35.01 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $3.89! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.75 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 8-11 days

Diamond Sutra by Bill Porter

Book Description

No other text is as important to Buddhists, especially Zen Buddhists, and this translation includes commentary from major Chinese and Japanese historical sources. Zen Buddhism is often said to be a practice of "mind-to-mind transmission" without reliance on texts --in fact, some great teachers forbid their students to read or write. But Buddhism has also inspired some of the greatest philosophical writings of any religion, and two such works lie at the center of Zen: The Heart Sutra, which monks recite all over the world, and The Diamond Sutra, said to contain answers to all questions of delusion and dualism. This is the Buddhist teaching on the "perfection of wisdom" and cuts through all obstacles on the path of practice. As Red Pine explains: "The Diamond Sutra may look like a book, but it's really the body of the Buddha. It's also your body, my body, all possible bodies. But it's a body with nothing inside and nothing outside. It doesn't exist in space or time. Nor is it a construct of the mind. It's no mind. And yet because it's no mind, it has room for compassion. This book is the offering of no mind, born of compassion for all suffering beings. Of all the sutras that teach this teaching, this is the diamond. "

Buy Diamond Sutra book by Bill Porter from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781582432564
ISBN-10: 1582432562
Format: Paperback
(209mm x 139mm x 33mm)
Pages: 471
Imprint: Counterpoint
Publisher: Counterpoint
Publish Date: 18-Nov-2002
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions...

Books By Author Bill Porter


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Diamond Sutra book by Bill Porter and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Author Biography - Bill Porter

Red Pine (a.k.a. Bill Porter) is the translator of the complete poems of Cold Mountain (Han-shan), Pickup (Shih-te), and Big Shield (Fen g-kan), as well as works by Stonehouse (Shih-wu), Sung Po-jen (awarded a PEN West translation prize) , and Lao-tzu (a PEN West finalist). He lives in P ort Townsend, Washington.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Bill Porter close
South of the Yangtze by Bill Porter
Silk Road by Bill Porter
Finding Them Gone by Bill Porter
South of the Clouds by Bill Porter
Yellow River Odyssey by Bill Porter
Lankavatara Sutra by Bill Porter
Zen Baggage by Bill Porter
Road to Heaven by Bill Porter
Recent books by Red Pine close
Finding Them Gone by Red Pine
Mountain Poems of Stonehouse by Red Pine
Lankavatara Sutra by Red Pine
Lankavatara Sutra by Red Pine
Guide to Capturing a Plum Blossom by Red Pine
Lao-Tzu's Taoteching by Red Pine
Platform Sutra by Red Pine
Heart Sutra by Red Pine
Diamond Sutra by Red Pine
Collected Songs of Cold Mountain by Red Pine
BoomerangBooks.com.au close