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 Heart Sutra Explained

Indian and Tibetan Commentaries

Author: Donald S. Lopez

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780887065897

Category: Religion

Page: 230

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Renowned for its terse declaration of the perfection of wisdom, the Heart Sutra is the most famous of Buddhist scriptures. The author draws on previously unexamined commentaries, preserved only in Tibetan, to investigate the meanings derived from and invested into the sutra during the later period of Indian Buddhism. The Heart Sutra Explained offers new insights on "form is emptiness, emptiness is form," on the mantra "gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi svaha," and on the synthesis of Madhyamika, Yogacara, and tantric thought that characterized the final period of Buddhism in India. It also includes complete translations of two nineteenth century Tibetan commentaries demonstrating the selective appropriation of Indian sources.

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 Heart Sutra

An Oral Teaching

Author: Ruth Sonam

Publisher: Shambhala

ISBN: 9781559399616

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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This book is the most concise of the Perfection of Wisdom Sutras, it contains the essence of the Buddha's teachings on emptiness, the way in which things exist.

Buddhist Wisdom

Containing the Diamond Sutra and the Heart Sutra

Author: Edward Conze

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 129

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A landmark publication from its first appearance more than forty years ago, Buddhist Wisdom offers Western readers a unique combination of what Buddhists worldwide consider the holiest of holy texts -- The Diamond Sutra and The Heart Sutra, or scriptures, ascribed to the early centuries of the first millennium. The Diamond Sutra, or the "Perfection of Wisdom which cuts like a thunderbolt", is one of the cornerstone texts of Mahayana Buddhism and provides a summary of the core concepts of the Buddha. The Heart Sutra, perhaps the most important of all Buddhist texts, sets out to formulate the very "heart" or essence of perfect wisdom and is studied with special reverence in Zen monasteries and the Tibetan Buddhist lamaseries.

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.

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.

Elaborations on Emptiness - Uses of the Heart Sutra

Author: Donald S. Lopez

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691001883

Category: Religion

Page: 280

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Included here are full translations of the eight extant Indian commentaries. Interspersed with the translations are six essays that examine the unusual roles the Heart Sutra has played: it has been used as a mantra, an exorcism text, a tantric meditation guide, and as the material for comparative philosophy. Taken together, the translations and essays that form Elaborations on Emptiness demonstrate why commentary is as central to modern scholarship on Buddhism as it was for ancient Buddhists.

Mushotoku Mind

The Heart of the Heart Sutra

Author: Taisen Deshimaru,Richard Collins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781935387275

Category: Philosophy

Page: 144

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"Mushotoku mind" means an attitude of no profit, no gain. It is the core of master Taisen Deshimaru's Zen. This respected teacher of Japanese Soto Zen moved from Japan in 1967 and brought this work to Paris, from where it was disseminated throughout the West. This book presents his commentary on the most renowned of Buddhist texts, the Heart Sutra, known in Japanese as Hannya Shingyo -- a philosophical investigation on the futility of philosophical investigation. Deshimaru's work fills a great gap in the interpretations of this seminal text in that he emphasises "mind-emptiness" (ku) as the foundation of Zen practice, in contrast to the usual "mindfulness" focus of many other Zen approaches. This "emptiness" and "purpose of no purpose" is one of the most difficult ideas for Westerners to understand. Yet we know that our most cherished values are based on mushotoku mind when it comes, for example, to love. We value the unselfish love of family or country that is based not on what we can get from the relationship but on what we can give. We know, too, that these virtues are not accomplished directly through our will but indirectly through dropping our expectations. His lectures on this subject have been translated by Ilsa Fatt and edited by Reiryu Philippe Coupey of Deshimaru's British and French groups; and here completely revised and reedited for an American audience by Reishin Richard Collins. This edition emphasises Deshimaru's chorus: Mushotoku mind is the key attitude characterising the way of the Buddha, the way of the bodhisattva, the way of Zen and zazen, and the way of all sutras (teachings).

The Heart of the Universe

Exploring the Heart Sutra

Author: Mu Soeng

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0861715748

Category: Philosophy

Page: 115

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Though The Heart Sutra is an ancient Buddhist scripture, scholars are now discovering how it offers insight into the nature of an ultimate reality perceived through intuitive wisdom. Fascinatingly, quantum physicists are increasingly discovering interesting parallels between science and the basic insights of The Heart Sutra. In this important offering, Mu Soeng shows how the intellectual and the intuitive can begin to meet. In offering a commentary on this important piece of the world's great religious literature, The Heart of the Universe establishes a broad context to encounter The Heart Sutra on many levels ? historical, spiritual, and empirical ? each serving to interdependently illuminate the other.

The Heart Sutra

A Comprehensive Guide to the Classic of Mahayana Buddhism

Author: Kazuaki Tanahashi

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1611803128

Category: Tripiṭaka

Page: 288

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"An illuminating in-depth study of one of the most well-known and recited of all the Buddhist texts--by the renowned modern translator. The Prajna Paramita Hridaya Sutra is among the best known of all the Buddhist scriptures. Chanted daily by many Zen practitioners, it is also studied extensively in the Tibetan tradition, and it has been regarded with interest more recently in the West in various fields of study--from philosophy to quantum physics. In just a few lines, it expresses the truth of impermanence and the release of suffering that results from the understanding of that truth with a breathtaking economy of language. Kazuaki Tanahashi's guide to the Heart Sutra is the result of a life spent working with it and living it. He outlines the history and meaning of the text and then analyzes it line by line in its various forms (Sanskrit, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Tibetan, Mongolian, and various key English translations), providing a deeper understanding of the history and etymology of the elusive words than is generally available to the nonspecialist--yet with a clear emphasis on the relevance of the text to practice. This book includes a fresh and meticulous new translation of the text by the author and Roshi Joan Halifax."--Publisher description.

Zen Words for the Heart

Hakuin's Commentary on the Heart Sutra

Author: Hakuin

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834828324

Category: Religion

Page: 112

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Hakuin Zenji (1689-1769) was one of the most important of all Japanese Zen masters. His commentary on the Heart Sutra is a Zen classic that reflects his dynamic teaching style, with its balance of scathing wit and poetic illumination of the text. Hakuin's sarcasm, irony, and invective are ultimately guided by a compassion that seeks to dislodge students' false assumptions and free them to realize the profound meaning of the Heart Sutra for themselves. The text is illustrated with Hakuin's own calligraphy and brush drawings.

The Heart Sutra

Becoming a Buddha through Meditation

Author: Osho

Publisher: Osho Media International

ISBN: 0880502886

Category: Philosophy

Page: 292

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The Heart Sutra, originally a very short set of verses, was given in privacy. It was a message to one of Buddha’s close disciples, Sariputra, and was specifically addressed to him. Over time, the Heart Sutra became one of Buddhism's core teachings. In these ten talks Osho presents the powerful message of these ancient words and brings them to a modern audience — one with different minds and needs than the original audiences of Buddha more than 2,500 years ago. Osho’s message is not about Buddha the historical figure: instead, he addresses his readers and listeners and encourages them to discover their own inner reality, their own buddhahood. Like Buddha’s, Osho’s message is about meditation and meditation alone — “rely only on your meditation and nothing else.” Osho also speaks on the seven chakras, the energy centers of the human body, and their corresponding relationships to the physical, psychosomatic, psychological, psychospiritual, spiritual, spiritual-transcendental, and transcendental aspects of human growth and consciousness.

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.

Heart Blossoms a Commentary and Analysis of the Exalted Mahayana Sutra on the Profound Perfection of Wisdom Called the Heart Sutra

Heart Blossoms

Author: S. R. Allen

Publisher: Gnostiko LLP

ISBN: 0988706741

Category: Philosophy

Page: 196

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Here is a book you will appreciate even if you have read many Buddhist books. This book expounds the Dharma in a very lucid way and illuminates the Heart Sutra from Budddhism's apex of psychology and philosophy. This book is a sharp weapon useful for cutting the root of ignorance. It is one thing to talk about or read about the meaning of life and quite another to move through the levels of wisdom to actually live that meaning. Here you'll find a detailed map of the journey to meaning.

The Heart Sutra in Calligraphy

A Visual Appreciation of the Perfection of Wisdom

Author: Nadja Van Ghelue

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781933330792

Category: Art

Page: 127

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With an embossed cover and full page, two-color calligraphic art throughout, The Heart Sutra in Calligraphy is a beautiful gift and a unique resource for study and reflection. Presenting the world's most popular sutra in ancient Chinese seal script, it includes a new English translation, a transliteration of the original Zen chant, and an introduction that discusses the history, meaning, and spiritual significance of the Heart Sutra and Asian calligraphy. Buddhists and artists alike will delight in this inspired and meditative treatment of a treasured wisdom source. Artist Nadja Van Ghelue has studied traditional calligraphy and sumie painting. She runs the online gallery www.theartofcalligraphy.com.

The Heart Sutra and Beyond

A Translation of The Heart Sutra with commentary

Author: Kwan-Yuk Claire Sit

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 1584201746

Category:

Page: 102

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The Heart Sutra and Beyond includes The Heart Sutra in Chinese by Xuánzàng and a refreshing translation into English by Dr. Kwan-yuk Claire Sit. The main theme and purpose of the book is to show how one may practice the perfection of wisdom. Dr. Sit analyzes The Heart Sutra with metaphors, stories, illustrations, Buddhist scriptures, relevant Taoist texts, and anthroposophic teachings. She delves into Anthroposophy to explore the mystical connection between form and emptiness; between Buddhism and esoteric Christianity; between Buddha Gautama and the young Jesus; and between the future Buddha Maitreya and Jesus Christ. She applies her deep understanding of the two Chinese names for Avalokitesvara (Guan-zì-zài) and Sariputra (Shè-lì-zi) to reveal the essence of the sutra. Finally, she notes that anyone can gain great blessing by meditating on a short mantra presented in the sutra. Her commentary on this timeless text brings profound insights to those who are new to The Heart Sutra, as well as to those who may have studied and practiced Buddhism for many years.

Record of Traces and Dreams: the Heart Sutra

Author: Kido Inoue

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475948844

Category: Religion

Page: 112

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The purpose of a reclusive monk such as myself audaciously presenting a volume like this is to transmit the True Dharma and the Great Compassion of Buddha. In doing this, I wish to highlight the fact that the Heart Sutra is an outstanding guidebook for the path to liberation and for the practice of the Buddha Way. This sutra describes the Ultimate Path in a most straightforward manner. I would like you to know that by exerting yourself daily in the way it describes the time will come without a doubt when the results of your effort will manifest. Master Kido Inoue To fully understand the meaning of the Heart Sutra, one cannot simply follow, or have faith in what it is says, without detailed analysis. The Heart Sutra cannot be fully grasped with pure intellect alone. Practicing the True Way requires you to throw away all things and to forget the ego. When the words are approached with both the mind and the heart, its full understanding will naturally be revealed through practice. Because of this, the guidance of a real Dharma Master (or Roshi)such as Master Kido Inoueis required. Here, he shares his teachings in a straightforward and honest fashion.