The Heart of Understanding

Commentaries on the Prajnaparamita Heart Sutra

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1888375922

Category: Religion

Page: 60

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Comprised of only 632 Chinese characters, the Heart Sutra is Buddhism in a nutshell. Despite its brevity, this powerful work covers more of the Buddha’s teachings than any other scripture, and its influence is more profound and wide-reaching than any other text in Buddhism. Thich Nhat Hanh’s translation and commentary is regarded as the most simple, clear, concise, and understandable available. He describes the sutra as “a precious gift to us, the gift of fearlessness," offering subtle and profound teachings on non-duality and the letting go of all preconceived notions, opinions, and attachments, thereby becoming open to all the wonders of our life. This completely revised edition celebrates the 20th anniversary of the first publication of a modern classic.

Awakening of the Heart

Essential Buddhist Sutras and Commentaries

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1937006115

Category: Religion

Page: 544

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A comprehensive, single volume collection of the Buddha's key sutras, translated with contemporary commentary by a Zen Master and prolific author, is an essential complement to Happiness: Essential Mindfulness Practices, a collection of meditation and mindful practices. Original.

Mother of the Buddhas

Meditations on the Prajnaparamita Sutra

Author: Lex Hixon

Publisher: Quest Books

ISBN: 9780835606899

Category: Religion

Page: 284

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Lex Hixon's "contemplative expansion" of forty passages from the Prajnaparamita Sutra, the basic scripture of all schools of Mahayana Buddhism, yields a text of devotional beauty that is at once dramatic and uplifting. The text sets forth the Bodhisattva path to enlightenment. Features a foreword by renowned American Buddhist scholar Dr. Robert A. Thurman.

The Heart Sutra

Author: Red Pine

Publisher: Counterpoint

ISBN: 1582439923

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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The Heart Sutra is Buddhism in a nutshell. It has had the most profound and wide-reaching influence of any text in Buddhism. This short text covers more of the Buddha’s teachings than any other scripture, and it does so without being superficial or hurried. Although the original author is unknown, he was clearly someone with a deep realization of the Dharma. For this new English translation, Red Pine, award-winning translator of Chinese poetry and religious texts, has utilized various Sanskrit and Chinese versions, refining the teachings of dozens of ancient teachers together with his own commentary to offer a profound word-for-word explication. Divided into four parts and broken into thirty-five lines to make it easier to study or chant, and containing a glossary of names, terms, and texts, The Heart Sutra is a wise book of deep teaching destined to become the standard edition of this timeless statement of Mahayana truth.

The Diamond that Cuts Through Illusion

Commentaries on the Prajñaparamita Diamond Sutra

Author: Nhá̂t Hạnh (Thích.),Thich Nhat Hanh,Anh Huong Nguyen

Publisher: Parallax Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 115

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This dialogue between Buddha and his disciple of Subhuti illuminates how minds construct limited categories of thought.

The Essence of the Heart Sutra

The Dalai Lama's Heart of Wisdom Teachings

Author: Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho,Thupten Jinpa

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0861712846

Category: Philosophy

Page: 179

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Collects teachings as presented by the Dalai Lama in 2001 to more than eight thousand attendees, addressing such topics as the nature of emptiness and selflessness while providing background information on Buddhism and additional commentary. Reprint.

The Other Shore

A New Translation of the Heart Sutra with Commentaries

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: Palm Leaves Press

ISBN: 9781941529140

Category: PHILOSOPHY

Page: 196

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This new translation of the Buddha's most important, most studied teaching offers a radical new interpretation. In September, 2014 Thich Nhat Hanh completed a profound and beautiful new English translation of the Praj�aparamita Heart Sutra, one of the most important and well-known sutras in Buddhism. The Heart Sutra is recited daily in Mahayana temples and practice centers throughout the world. This new translation came about because Thich Nhat Hanh believes that the patriarch who originally compiled the Heart Sutra was not sufficiently skillful with his use of language to capture the intention of the Buddha's teachings--and has resulted in fundamental misunderstandings of the central tenets of Buddhism for almost 2,000 years. In The Other Shore: A New Translation of the Heart Sutra with Commentaries, Thich Nhat Hanh provides the new translation with commentaries based on his interpretation. Revealing the Buddha's original intention and insight makes clear what it means to transcend duality and pairs of opposites, such as birth and death, and to touch the ultimate reality and the wisdom of nondiscrimination. By helping to demystify the term "emptiness," the Heart Sutra is made more accessible and understandable. Prior to the publication of The Other Shore, Thich Nhat Hanh's translation and commentaries of the Heart Sutra, called The Heart of Understanding, sold more than 120,000 copies in various editions and is one of the most beloved commentaries of this critical teaching. This new book, The Other Shore, supersedes all prior translations.

Understanding Our Mind

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458711358

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: N.A

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Understanding Our Mind is an accessible guide for anyone who is curious about the inner workings of the mind. Originally released as Transformation at the Base, a finalist for the 2001 Nautilus Award, this seminal work on Buddhist applied psychology features a new introduction by Dharma teacher Reb Anderson. Understanding Our Mind is based on fifty verses on the nature of consciousness taken from the great fifth-century Buddhist master Vasubandhu. With compassion and insight, Nhat Hanh reveals how these ancient teachings can be applied to the modern world. Nhat Hanh focuses on the direct experience of recognizing and embracing the nature of our feelings and perceptions. The quality of our lives, he says, depends on the quality of the seeds in our minds. Buddhism teaches us how to nourish the seeds of joy and transform the seeds of suffering so that our understanding, love, and compassion can flower.

Heart of Wisdom

The Essential Wisdom Teachings of Buddha

Author: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe

ISBN: 9788120817289

Category: Mahayana Buddhism

Page: 198

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Heart of Wisdom is based on an oral commentary to the Essence of Wisdom Sutra (the Heart Sutra), which was given by the author at Manjushri Mahayana buddhist Centre in England. The Heart Sutra, one of the best known and most popular of Mahayana Buddhist scriptures, contains the essence of Buddha`s teachings on emptiness and the methods to develop the wisdom that understands this ultimate reality. In this highly acclaimed explanation of the Sutra, Geshe Kelsang reveals its explicit and implicit meanings with both clarity and authority, and relates them to the five Mahayana paths that lead to full enlightenment. Seen in modern light, Buddha had been able to perceive, even see the vast spatial distances between atoms and between sub-atomic particles filled with electrons and even sub-eletrons in a state of high vibration. This atomic condition corresponds to a similar pattern in the brains of living beings and to interstellar and interplanetary gaps. The subject of emptiness as the author explains deals with perceptions leading to concept of formation and creation of a world of sense ideas which is merely a random arranging of material resources in an otherwise empty space filled with vibrations of these very particles. This is a rather difficult subject handled facilely by the author.

Peaceful Action, Open Heart

Lessons from the Lotus Sutra

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1888375930

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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The Lotus Sutra is one of the most revered Mahayana texts, yet there are very few commentaries on it available in English. In this book, renowned Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh explores the Sutra's main theme — that everyone has the capacity to become a Buddha and that the Buddha nature is inherent in everything — while emphasizing that Buddha-nature is the basis for peaceful action. Hanh interprets the Sutra with his signature depth of vision, lucidity, and clarity, showing how both individuals and nations can use its wisdom to solve the many problems facing the world today. Invoking a wide range of current topics, from the threat of terrorism to the degradation of the environment to the Palestinian-Israeli crisis, he challenges the U.N. to change from an organization to an organism working for peace and harmony. In doing so, he demonstrates the practical application of this sacred text to today's most pressing issues.

Describing the Indescribable

A Commentary on the Diamond Sutra

Author: Hsing Yun

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0861718267

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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The Diamond Sutra is revered throughout Asia as one of the Buddha's most profound expressions of the nature of reality. A gem among the vast Perfection of Wisdom literature, the Diamond Sutra elicits an experience of eternal truth through its use of a seemingly paradoxical style, as the reader goes back and forth between "what is" and "what is not." Master Hsing Yun skillfully plumbs the depths of the Diamond Sutra, illuminating for us its power to change who we are and how we interpret our world.

The Heart of Prajñā Pāramitā Sūtra

with “Verses Without A Stand” and Prose Commentary

Author: Hsuan Hua

Publisher: Buddhist Text Translation Society

ISBN: 160103041X

Category:

Page: N.A

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Often cited as perhaps the best-known Mahayana Buddhist sutra, the Heart Sutra has been chanted daily in Buddhist monasteries in Asia for more than a thousand years. This sutra, the “heart” of the larger Prajna Paramita (Perfection of Wisdom) Sutra, describes the experience of the liberation of the bodhisattva of compassion, Avalokiteśvara, through the insight gained from deep meditation into the fundamental emptiness of all phenomena. With commentary by the Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua, one of the foremost Tripitaka and Chan masters of Chinese Buddhism in the United States. Translated by Ronald Epstein, PhD.

Creating True Peace

Ending Violence in Yourself, Your Family, Your Community, and the World

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743245202

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

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A distillation of the author's years of scholarship and teaching demonstrates how violence is an inappropriate response on every level, offering spiritual guidance on how to promote personal and worldwide change. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.

The Heart of the Universe

Exploring the Heart Sutra

Author: Mu Soeng

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0861719433

Category: Philosophy

Page: 150

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Form is emptiness; emptiness is form. This is the bold and intriguing assertion of the Heart Sutra, a text of seminal importance to the Buddhist tradition made even more fascinating by its deep resonance with the cutting edges of quantum physics and cognitive science. In spare and approachable language, The Heart of the Universe deftly explores this gem of world religious literature from a variety of perspectives--historical, spiritual, linguistic, and scientific--each serving to interdependently illuminate the other.

The Heart Attack Sutra

A New Commentary on the Heart Sutra

Author: Karl Brunnholzl

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834840383

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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The radical message of the Heart Sūtra, one of Buddhism's most famous texts, is a sweeping attack on everything we hold most dear: our troubles, the world as we know it, even the teachings of the Buddha himself. Several of the Buddha's followers are said to have suffered heart attacks and died when they first heard its assertion of the basic groundlessness of our existence—hence the title of this book. Overcoming fear, the Buddha teaches, is not to be accomplished by shutting down or building walls around oneself, but instead by opening up to understand the illusory nature of everything we fear—including ourselves. In this book of teachings, Karl Brunnhölzl guides practitioners through this 'crazy' sutra to the wisdom and compassion that lie at its core.

The Diamond Sutra

Author: Red Pine

Publisher: Counterpoint Press

ISBN: 1582439532

Category: Religion

Page: 480

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Zen Buddhism is often said to be a practice of mind-to-mind transmission without reliance on texts --in fact, some great teachers forbid their students to read or write. But Buddhism has also inspired some of the greatest philosophical writings of any religion, and two such works lie at the center of Zen: The Heart Sutra, which monks recite all over the world, and The Diamond Sutra, said to contain answers to all questions of delusion and dualism. This is the Buddhist teaching on the perfection of wisdom and cuts through all obstacles on the path of practice. As Red Pine explains: The Diamond Sutra may look like a book, but it's really the body of the Buddha. It's also your body, my body, all possible bodies. But it's a body with nothing inside and nothing outside. It doesn't exist in space or time. Nor is it a construct of the mind. It's no mind. And yet because it's no mind, it has room for compassion. This book is the offering of no mind, born of compassion for all suffering beings. Of all the sutras that teach this teaching, this is the diamond.

Answers from the Heart

Practical Responses to Life's Burning Questions

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1888375825

Category: Religion

Page: 150

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For many people, one key question prevents them from taking the next step in their personal development, the development of their spiritual practice, or their journey toward self-knowledge. Answers from the Heart collects 50 of these important and heartfelt questions posed to Thich Nhat Hanh by his students and participants in his retreats, along with his often surprising answers. The exchanges are divided into six thematic sections — Daily Life, Living and Dying, Engaged Buddhism, Mindfulness Practice, Family and Relationships, and Children's Questions — and combine practical, immediately applicable suggestions with ideas for further study and contemplation. The questions are from all ages and interest groups and provide a lively glimpse into the connection between students and their teacher. Hanh's answers condense 2,500 years of Buddhist wisdom into individual answers that shine with clarity and that summarize his own remarkable insight based on a lifetime of practice.

An Arrow to the Heart

A Commentary on the Heart Sutra

Author: Ken McLeod

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1425133770

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 144

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This exciting, trail-blazing non-traditional commentary on the Heart Sutra takes the reader right into the emptiness of all experience through a delightfully irreverent combination of wit, irony, prose, and poetry.

Goat Song

A Seasonal Life, A Short History of Herding, and the Art of Making Cheese

Author: Brad Kessler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416560998

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 239

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The author, a novelist, describes his life as he and his wife moved to a farm in Vermont, becoming a goatherd and cheesemaker.