Anonymous – The Diamond Sutra, The Heart Sutra, The Sutra of Hui Neng

These three sutras are the most important texts for the Chan (Chinese) and Zen (Japanese) Buddhist traditions, though they are very different in character and provenance. The Diamond Sutra (Vajracheddik Praja Prmit Sutra in Sanskrit) has the distinction of being ‘the earliest complete survival of a dated (11 May 868) printed book. It was found in the Dunhuang Caves in China in 1900.
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