I have been reciting the Diamond Sutra weekly for a while now and parts of it have started to sink in.

Tonight I discovered a link to the British Library copy of a Chinese scroll of the sutra which, dated to AD868, is the earliest record of a dated printed 'book'. The following link allows us to see the sutra as it was written then and, although most of us will doubtless not be able to understand the writing, I found it a beautiful thing to be able to look at, not least because it was considered so worthy of preserving for future generations, a fact that I am extremely grateful for.