A short version of the Diamond Sutra in contemporary languages


On this website you will find a short version of the Diamond Sutra.

As a diamond, this sutra cuts through all our illusions.

It is transforming the way we perceive the World and our self most effectively.

The original version of the Diamond Sutra is rather difficult to understand

and counts about 6500 words.

Here you can find a summary in contemporary language and 1225 words.


Because the Diamond Sutra is one of the most important texts in Buddhism,

we like to make it available in as many languages possible.

If you are able to translate this summary in a language not yet presented on this site,

please send us your translation at:




The Diamond Sutra