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Wed Oct 31, 2012, 12:31 PM

Buddhism's Diamond Sutra .... The World's Oldest Book

Buddhism's Diamond Sutra: The Extraordinary Discovery Of The World's Oldest Book

"Its discovery is the result of a series of accidents and its significance realized belatedly. The book unwittingly came to light when a Chinese monk clearing sand from a Buddhist meditation cave in 1900 noticed a crack in a wall. It suggested the outline of a doorway. Plastered over and painted, the entrance had been deliberately concealed.

The monk, Abbot Wang Yuanlu, broke in and discovered a small chamber, about nine feet square and full from floor to ceiling with scrolls. They had been hidden and perfectly preserved in the dark, dry grotto for 1,000 years. Although he didn't know it, among the nearly 60,000 scrolls was the Diamond Sutra of 868 A.D., a woodblock printed scroll, more than 16 feet long, complete and dated, with an instruction that it be given away for free."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joyce-morgan/diamond-sutra-buddhas-hidden-book_b_1859164.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular,buddhism

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Wed Oct 31, 2012, 04:49 PM

1. Couldn't have happened to a better book in my opinion. Thanks for the news.

 

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Wed Oct 31, 2012, 08:02 PM

2. "... nearly 60,000 scrolls ..."

Many more than the Dead Sea Scrolls.

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