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The Lankavatara Sutra is the cornerstone of Chinese Chán and Japanese Zen, and the teachings in the Lankavatara Sutra are considered as the authentic words of the Siddhartha Gautama Buddha, and speaks of the transcendental awareness of all Buddhas, wherein the Diamond Sutra is a book of the Perfection of Wisdom, completing each other in this workbook, that as progressing step-by-step deeper into the enlightenment and transcendental awareness of Buddhas, and stages those on the Path of Enlightenment travel through, functions as the definitive guide to Nirvana. And as this workbook encourages the readers to write their interpretations of the teachings, the books create a deep contemplative atmosphere for readers, and gives writing tips to enforce the creative process when filling the spaces for interpretations. This is a book for all those who seek enlightenment, Nirvana or deeper understanding on the nature of Buddhist beliefs, in the spirit of the universal human a part of the demystified series.

“Mahamati, the error in these erroneous teachings that are generally held by the philosophers lies in this: they do not recognize that the objective world rises from the mind itself; they do not understand that the whole mind-system also rises from the mind itself; but depending upon these manifestations of the mind as being real they go on discriminating them, like the simple-minded ones that they are, cherishing the dualism of this and that, of being and non-being, ignorant of the fact that there is but one common Essence. On the contrary my teaching is based upon the recognition that the objective world, like a vision, is a manifestation of the mind itself; it teaches the cessation of ignorance, desire, deed and causality; it teaches the cessation of suffering that arises from the discriminations of the triple world.“

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