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User's Guide to Volumes I to VIII of the printed Shurangama Sutra series, with the Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua's Commentaries

Because of the length of the Shurangama Sutra, with commentaries by the Venerable Master Hsuan Hua, the entire commentarial series has been divided into eight volumes. That is found in Volume 1 to 8 of the Shurangama Sutra.

To help readers to navigate through the lengthy text in the printed BTTS texts:

The entries in the Shurangama Sutra text are marked as numberpairs. For example, “Twenty-five Means to Enlightenment” is at 5:19, i.e. volume five, page nineteen of the printed volumes. This provides a simplified directory of the Shurangama Sutra, and is perfect for the general reader. You can also look for the corresponding paragraphs in “The Shurangama Sutra” on page 1; each paragraph is tagged with a similar number-pair.

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