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Written more than 25 centuries ago, the Diamond Sutra is the first text to record the Buddha’s own teachings, and it remains one of the most popular.

One day, after the Buddha finishes his daily walk to collect alms, a senior monk steps forth to ask how he can best help humanity. Buddha responds, and thus begins a dialogue regarding the nature of perception. Renowned spirit
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Paperback, 256 pages
Published April 6th 2010 by Watkins (first published March 1st 1979)
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Rich
Aug 23, 2012 Rich rated it did not like it
oh dear oh dear oh dear. He has some pretty decent insights into the Diamond Sutra, but not much you can't find elsewhere. Meanwhile he comes across as the worst representation for egolessness. One page he speaks about the dillusions including anger and so forth, and the problems of clinging too tightly to an idea of your self, the next page he's admonsihing a member of his commune (highly dodgy sounding place from most accounts) for dare questioning his authority. the anger literally drips off ...more
Aziz
Nov 08, 2013 Aziz rated it it was amazing
I cant believe this book has less than a 4.5 avg! People who read must been their first spiritual book. They missed it! It is one of the most beautiful books out there. THiss is an AWESOME BOOK!
Bella
Jun 23, 2015 Bella rated it really liked it
Not for all... Hard to analyse.. but Osho explains all !
Dariosk
Oct 08, 2016 Dariosk rated it it was amazing
Probably not an appropriate book for beginners.
On the other hand Osho goes to the core of this sutra with great clarity.
Brilliant.
David Robbeson
Nov 28, 2012 David Robbeson rated it it was ok
There's something in this philosophy (or maybe Osho himself) that stands out for me. In all the books and pamphlets and webpages I've read about buddhism his ego is the largest I have experienced. Some aspects of the Diamond Sutra itself confuse me, I admit that, but the tone of guidance here feels like a willful infliction (though a tiny one) of punishment. Is this buddhism or shintoism?

I've read two of his books, I won't read another.
Z
Feb 26, 2014 Z rated it really liked it
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You do have to be able to look beyond Osho's braggadocio to get the most out of his talks. 4 stars to his interpretation of the Diamond Sutra for some stunning insights on receiving the new into your life and on self-created misery, interspersed with some of the most hilarious and unexpected anecdotes I've heard in a long time.
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One of the most provocative and inspiring spiritual teachers of the twentieth century, Osho defies categorization - reflecting everything from the individual quest for meaning to the most urgent social and political issues facing society today. His books are not written but are transcribed from recordings of extemporaneous talks given over a period of thirty-five years. Osho has been described by ...more
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