The Diamond Sutra: Transforming the Way We Perceive the by Mu Soeng

By Mu Soeng

During this superb new translation and observation at the Diamond Sutra—one of the elegant knowledge teachings of Mahayana Buddhism—Mu Soeng integrates this historical knowledge instructing with present medical and mental suggestion. His transparent and readable remark strains the connections among those teachings and modern theories of quantum truth, explores the sutra in the framework of Buddhist meditation practices, and offers a finished historic survey of the Mahayana Buddhist culture. Mu Soeng's objective all through is to bare the muse and knowledge of The Diamond Sutra to today's reader in an available, attractive, and sleek demeanour.

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Mind in not "a" mind; the mind is empty in essence. Although empty, everything constantly arises in it. Through the deepest examination of the mind may we find its innermost root. -The Third Karmapa, Wishes ofMahiimudrii I"""J'""fhe actual experience of the essential nature of mind is beyond words. l wish to describe it is like the situation of a mute who wants to describe the flavor of a candy in his mouth: he lacks an adequate means of expression. Even so, I would like to offer some ideas that hint at this experience.

Because to say mind is open like space is not to reduce it to something nonexistent in the sense of being nonfunctional. 1 LUMINOUS MIND it embraces and pervades all things. Moreover, it is beyond change, and its open nature is indestructible and atemporal. CLARITY If the mind is indeed essentially open, in the sense explained above, it is not only open or void, because if it were, it would be inert and would not experience or know anything, neither sensations nor joy and suffering. Mind is not only open-it possesses a second essential quality, which is its capacity for experiences, for cognition.

9 PART ONE MIND AND ITS TRANSFORMATIONS Calling the Lama from Afar Namo Gurubya Your guidance, because of the profound connections of my aspirations, Disturbs to its depths the ocean of samsara's suffering And directs me on the path of liberation and lasting bliss. You, whose kindness could never be returned, Please, Lama, listen to me! Interrupting the ceaseless passions and illusions of karma, By the discipline of the three vows, You turn me away from samsaric ways And join my mind to Dharma by your instructions, which ripen and liberate.

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