The Diamond Sutra has fascinated Buddhists for centuries because of its insights into dualism and illusion; the "diamond" can cut through any obstacle on the road to enlightenment. In The Diamond Sutra: The Perfection of Wisdom, Red Pine offers his translation of the text from both Sanskrit and Chinese, as well as commentary throughout. He also provides an interesting introduction to the history of the text's transmission, explaining that since the Sutra was originally in verse, he has tried to preserve its poetic coherence.
Pine, R. (2002) The Diamond Sutra: The Perfection of Wisdom, New York, Counterpoint Press. ISBN: 1582430594
"Review of The Diamond Sutra: The perfection of wisdom,"
Culture Mandala: The Bulletin of the Centre for East-West Cultural and Economic Studies: Vol. 6
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