Second Decade: 1935-1945
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Object 1: The Diamond Sutra
Translated by Edward Conze. When Sangharakshita read this at age 16 he realized he was a Buddhist and “always had been”…
Object 2: The Sutra of Wei Lang (Hui Neng)
Showing the original edition presented to Sangharakshita by the Brighton chapter of the Western Buddhist Order.
Object 3: An Article from The Middle Way Journal
Sangharakshita’s first article published in 1944 on the ‘Unity of Buddhism’, written when he was 18 years old.
Object 4: Amida Buddha Rupa
A small copy of the famous Kamakura Buddha in Japan. This was the first Buddha statue given to Sangharakshita when he became a Buddhist.