The Diamond Sutra: Finally Free

"To readers unimpressed with the Google eBookstore’s ancient sutras offerings (search for “sutras” and you get primarily books about yoga), the British Library has an antidote: the Diamond Sutra, the world’s oldest (known) printed and dated text, from 868 A.D., which the library has recently digitized and put online. The sutra was rediscovered in 1900, in a cave in Dunhuang, China. It is a transcript of an oral sermon delivered by the Buddha, was originally transcribed in Sanskrit, translated to Chinese around 400, and is printed on silk scrolls with many beautiful illustrations "

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