The Essential Scripture...


The Essential Scriptures of the Buddha and Patriarchs

The Diamond Prajñāpāramitā Sūtra

Section 1

Thus I heard. At one time, the Buddha was dwelling at Śrāvastī, in Jetṛ’s Grove in Anāthapiṇḍada’s Park, together with a congregation of 1,250 great bhikṣus. At that time, when it became time for the meal, the World Honored One donned his robes, picked up his alm’s bowl, and entered the great city of Śrāvastī to collect alms. After he had finished his sequential alms round in the city, he returned to his residence and, after finishing his meal, he put away his robes and bowl, washed his feet, and, arranging his seat, sat down.