Dunhuang Documents

The Diamond Prajna-paramita Sutra, 1 juan

Translated by Kumarajiva in Later Qin; engraved edition in the 9th year of Xian Tong Period (868), Tang Dynasty.

The Diamond Prajna-paramita Sutra, also known as The Diamond Sutra for short, is a sutra of Prajna in India Mahayana and was collected in the Tipitaka of successive dynasties. The exhibit is the most popular translated version of the sutra by Kumarajiva. The lections encircle the discussions between Buddha and his followers on life and death, the eternal destination of happiness and the wisdom of void. Among the existing early printed materials, this sutra is by now the only printed edition with explicit and complete printing time on.