The Diamond Sutra is revered throughout Asia as one of the Buddha's most profound expressions of the nature of reality. A gem among the vast Perfection of Wisdom literature, the Diamond Sutra elicits an experience of eternal truth through its use of a seemingly paradoxical style, as the reader goes back and forth between "what is" and "what is not." Master Hsing Yun skillfully plumbs the depths of the Diamond Sutra, illuminating for us its power to change who we are and how we interpret our world.
"The Diamond Sutra beats with two hearts: one is wisdom and the other is compassion. To be wise is to know and understand the essence of awareness. To be compassionate is to know and understand the essence of intention. In the Diamond Sutra, the Buddha shows us that ultimately, compassion and wisdom are one."--
– from the Introduction by Master Hsing Yun
"A brilliant translation with a lucid and accessible commentary. Master Hsing Yun is truly a leading light of contemporary Chinese Buddhism."
– Professor Lance E. Nelson, University of San Diego
"A very important contribution to the study of Buddhism, ably and readably translated. I strongly recommend reading it."
– Ananda Guruge
"Master Hsing Yun is beloved for his approachable, down-to-earth religiousness and revered for his worldly wisdom. He offers a new perspective."