The Diamond Sutra and The Heart Sutra

By: Edward Conze

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About the Book The Diamond Sutra and The Heart Sutra are texts belonging to the Prajñaparamita category of Mahayana Buddhism, which translates to ‘Perfection of Wisdom’. The Prajñaparamita literature consists of thirty-eight different books, composed in India between 100 B.C. and A.D. 600. The judgement of thirty generations of Buddhists in China, Japan, Tibet and Mongolia has singled out two of these as the holiest of the holy – the Diamond Sutra and the Heart Sutra, both perhaps of about the fourth century of our era. The first is known in Sanskrit as Vajracchedika Prajñaparamita, the ‘Perfection of Wisdom which cuts like a thunderbolt’. The second sets out to formulate the very ‘heart’, ‘core’ or ‘essence’ of perfect wisdom, and is as diligently studied in the Zen monasteries of Japan as in the lamaseries of Tibet. This English translation has rare insights into this ancient text. Printed Pages: 139

Title: The Diamond Sutra and The Heart Sutra

Author Name: Edward Conze

Categories: Buddhism, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, Dev Publishers & Distributors: 2017

ISBN: 9789381406571

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 1202049

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