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The Diamond That Cuts Through Illusion - Thich Nhat Hanh

The Diamond That Cuts Through Illusion

Paperback Published: 6th July 2010
ISBN: 9781935209447
Number Of Pages: 160

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The Diamond Sutra, a mainstay of the Mahayana tradition, has fascinated Buddhists for centuries because of its insights into dualism and illusion: the "diamond" can cut through any obstacle on the road to enlightenment. In the Diamond Sutra, the Buddha responds to a disciple's question about how to become a Buddha. The Diamond that Cuts Through Illusion presents a dialogue between the Buddha and his disciple, Subhuti, which illuminates how our minds construct limited categories of thought. The answer: we must move beyond personal enlightenment to follow the path of the Bodhisattvas, fully enlightened beings who postpone Nirvana in order to alleviate the suffering of others. It offers us alternative ways to look at the world in its wholeness so we can encounter a deeper reality; develop reverence for the environment and more harmonious communities, families, and relationships; and act in the world skillfully and effectively.

This revised edition includes Thich Nhat Hanh’s translation of the Sutra from the Chinese and, in his commentaries, his own diamond sharp insight, including new work on the environmental implications of the Diamond Sutra. A beautiful edition of one of Buddhism's central texts.

Welcomep. 1
The Vajracchedika Prajñaparamita Sutrap. 5
Commentariesp. 33
The Dialectics of Prajñaparamitap. 34
The Setting
Subhuti's Question
The First Flash of Lightning
The Greatest Gift
The Language of Nonattachmentp. 58
A Rose Is Not a Rose
Entering the Ocean of Reality
The Answer Is in the Questionp. 78
Dwelling in Peace
Creating a Formless Pure Land
The Sand in the Ganges
Every Land Is a Holy Land
The Diamond That Cuts through Illusion
Abiding in Non-abiding
Great Determination
The Last Epoch
The Answer Is in the Question
Mountains and Rivers Are Our Own Bodyp. 110
Reality Is a Steadily Flowing Stream
Great Happiness
Thirty-two Marks
The Sunflower
The Moon Is Just the Moon
The Most Virtuous Act
Organic Love
A Basket Filled with Words
Not Cut Off from Life
Virtue and Happiness
Neither Coming Nor Going
The Indescribable Nature of All Things
Tortoise Hair and Rabbit Horns
Teaching the Dharma
Conclusion: Becoming a Modern Bodhisattvap. 143
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ISBN: 9781935209447
ISBN-10: 1935209442
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 6th July 2010
Publisher: Parallax Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.9  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.21
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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Thich Nhat Hanh

About the Author

Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese monk, a renowned Zen master, a poet, and a peace activist. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize by Martin Luther King, Jr., in 1967, and is the author of many books, including the best-selling The Miracle of Mindfulness.

Thích Nhat Hanh lives in the Plum Village meditation center in southwest France, travelling internationally to give retreats and talks. He coined the term "Engaged Buddhism" in his book Vietnam: Lotus in a Sea of Fire.

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