The Diamond Sutra, The Technical Version

The Diamond Sutra, one of the most revered texts in Mahayana Buddhism, is a profound dialogue between the Buddha and his disciple Subhuti. It is a fundamental scripture of the Prajnaparamita (Perfection of Wisdom) genre, emphasizing the nature of reality and the path to enlightenment. The sutra’s central theme revolves around the concept of emptiness (shunyata), teaching that all phenomena are devoid of inherent existence. Through a series of questions and answers, the Buddha elucidates the transient and illusory nature of existence, guiding practitioners toward the realization of enlightenment and the cessation of suffering. The Diamond Sutra is celebrated for its concise yet profound teachings on wisdom, compassion, and the nature of reality, continuing to inspire and enlighten seekers across cultures and generations.

This version is considered a ‘Technical Edit’ in that all the flowery language is removed.

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