Mahāyāna & Zen Writings

Diamond Sūtra

The Diamond Sūtra is the popular shortened name of the Vajracchedikā Prajñāpāramitā Sūtra, a Mahāyāna Buddhist sūtra from the Prajñāpāramitā Sūtras or 'Perfection of Wisdom' genre. Translated into a variety of languages over a broad geographic range, the Diamond Sūtra is one of the most influential Mahāyāna Sūtras in East Asia, and particularly within the Chan (or Zen) tradition, along with the Heart Sūtra.


The Uṣṇīṣa Vijaya Dhāraṇī Sūtra (English: Dhāraṇī of the Victorious Buddha-Crown) is a Mahāyāna Sūtra from India. The Sūtra is dedicated to Uṣṇīṣavijaya ("Victorious One with Uṣṇīṣa"; Tibetan: Tsuktor Namgyälma), a Buddha of long life in female form, who removes obstacles that shorten one’s life-span. Devaputra Susthita & Śakra from God’s Realm went to Buddha Śākyamuni seeking a help against rebirth in Lower Realms.