The Diamond Sutra is one of the most revered sacred
texts in the Buddhist canon. Master Hsing Yun has
given western readers a gift beyond measure.
His translation is poetic, yet clear. Beautiful in
form, the reader is transported back to the Jeta Grove
to receive the teaching.
The accompanying commentary is wonderful. Context
for the Diamond Sutra is provided through examples from
other Sutras and Buddhist teachers.
The format of the book lends itself to
introspection. I found myself reading a chapter,
then the commentary, followed by a brief period of
contemplation. This method helped me to understand
the content in a more meaningful way.
Master Hsing Yun and the translators, have given us profound teachings, presented in a clear and
They are to be congratulated, and we are grateful
for their contribution to Buddhism.