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The Diamond Sutra
The Prajnaparamita literature consists of thirty-eight different books, composed in India between B. The judgement of thirty generations of Buddhists in China, Japan, Tibet and Mongolia has singled out two of these as the holiest of the holy - the Diamond Sutra and the Heart Sutra, both perhaps of about the fourth century of our era.
The first is known in Sanskrit as Vajracchedika Prajnaparamita, the 'Perfection of Wisdom which cuts like a thunderbolt'. Harrison sees himself as someone who has a chance to help improve the current state of Buddhist translations, with which he has a few bones to pick.
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A kind of dialect has developed that we call Buddhist Hybrid English. Harrison hopes that his work on the Diamond Sutra, which is set for publication in , will avoid some of the problems often found in the translation of Buddhist texts.
A Short Talk on the Diamond Sutra
From the reviews he has gotten from Buddhist philosophers who have seen preliminary versions of his translation, it looks like he may be on to something. Copyright Complaints. Skip to main content.
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