The Diamond Sutra

The Diamond Sutra is a Buddhist wisdom text. Written in the form of a dialogue between the Buddha Gautama and a questioning disciple, it emphasizes the fleeting nature of the material world and posits that enlightenment cannot be achieved through rational thought. A wood block-printed copy of the sutra held at the British Library is the earliest known printed text with a date—868 CE—predating the Gutenberg Bible by about 587 years. The copy, in scroll form, is roughly how many feet long? More… Discuss

2 responses to “THE DIAMOND SUTRA

  1. Interesting. Abomination is used rather fairly regularly in the Old Testament but only a couple of times in the New Testament. Bible, it seems.
    I like this particular verse. Proverbs 17:15 (English Standard Version)
    “He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous are both alike, an abomination to the Lord.”


    • I like that…Yet, old or new, organised or not…abomination is abomination, as you so well referred to in Proverbs 17:15.
      Another good one (not quite biblical) is: The sleep of reason produces monsters.


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