Portable Heart and Diamond Sutras?

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Portable Heart and Diamond Sutras?

Postby ylee111 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:54 am

Has any publisher ever produced portable editions of the Heart Sutra and/or Diamond Sutra? Maybe something similar to those pocket or wallet sized books near the cash registers at Barnes Noble and other bookstores. I want to have those sutras on me while I travel away from home so I can read and contemplate them while I am commuting.

With the Heart Sutra, I can simply go old school and write it on a notepad sized paper with the English on one side and simplified Chinese on the other. But with the Diamond Sutra, it would be harder with its 20+ pages.
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Re: Portable Heart and Diamond Sutras?

Postby Kunga Lhadzom » Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:35 am

It will benefit you and others (inconceiveably) to write it out,
it's like a writing meditation... :namaste:

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Re: Portable Heart and Diamond Sutras?

Postby emaho » Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:24 am

Most MP3-Players can display .txt files.

e-Book readers might be an alternative, too. I was very sceptic about them at first, but really, they're amazing.
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Re: Portable Heart and Diamond Sutras?

Postby Blue Garuda » Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:38 am

Yes, you could either write or type the text and store for reading on your mobile or eBook reader. I have a Kobo ebook reader which accepts many formats. If you find a pdf file, it may display better if converted to an epub file format.

Here's a source for both - copy the text and create whatever type of document you want. If you want paper, you can format this text for appearance:

If you want to write it out you could then scan what you create and save that also as a file for use on other media.
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