translated by A.F. Price and Wong Mou-Lam
An incomparable pairing of two of the most critical texts in the history of Zen Buddhism. The Diamond Sutra, composed in fourth century India, is one of the most treasured works of Buddhist literature and one of the world's oldest printed books. Its name derives from its teachings' ability to cut away all dualistic thoughts like a diamond. The Sutra of Hui-neng, also known as the Platform Sutra, contains the autobiography of Hui-neng, the Sixth Ancestor of Zen in China, regarded as the founder of the living Zen lineages. A poor illiterate woodcutter, Hui-neng was said to have attained enlightenment upon hearing a recitation of the Diamond Sutra.
Essential and exciting reading for all students of Buddhism.
Paperback, 176 pages