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The Heart Sutra

The Heart Sutra Author Ruth Sonam
ISBN-10 1559399619
Release 2003-09-26
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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.

The Heart Sutra

The Heart Sutra Author Kazuaki Tanahashi
ISBN-10 9780834829688
Release 2015-01-13
Pages 240
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The Prajna Paramita Hridaya Sutra is among the best known of all the Buddhist scriptures. Chanted daily by many Zen students, 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 thirty-five lines, it expresses the truth of impermanence and the release from 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. It includes a fresh and meticulous new translation of the text by the author and Roshi Joan Halifax.

Essence of the Heart Sutra

Essence of the Heart Sutra Author Thupten Jinpa
ISBN-10 9780861719808
Release 2005-09-10
Pages 192
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For more than two thousand years, the Heart Sutra has been part of the daily life of millions of Buddhists. This concise text, so rich and laden with meaning, concentrates the very heart of Buddhism into a powerful and evocative teaching on the interdependence of all reality. In Essence of the Heart Sutra, the Dalai Lama masterfully unpacks the Heart Sutra so that any reader can benefit from its teachings - teachings meant to help us release ourselves from suffering and live with true compassion. Comprised of his ""Heart of Wisdom"" talks, originally delivered to thousands of listeners in 2001, the book offers the Dalai Lama's commentary as well as his easy-to-follow overview of Buddhist philosophy that places the sutra within its historical and philosophical context. With additional contributions by scholar and translator Thupten Jinpa, Essence of the Heart Sutra is the authoritative presentation of a text seminal to the world's religious heritage.

Elaborations on Emptiness

Elaborations on Emptiness Author Donald S. Lopez Jr.
ISBN-10 9781400884513
Release 2016-11-22
Pages 280
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The Heart Sutra is perhaps the most famous Buddhist text, traditionally regarded as a potent expression of emptiness and of the Buddha's perfect wisdom. This brief, seemingly simple work was the subject of more commentaries in Asia than any other sutra. In Elaborations on Emptiness, Donald Lopez explores for the first time the elaborate philosophical and ritual uses of the Heart Sutra in India, Tibet, and the West. 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. Lopez reveals unexpected points of instability and contradiction in the Heart Sutra, which, in the end, turns out to be the most malleable of texts, where the logic of commentary serves as a tool of both tradition and transgression.

Sutra of Golden Light

Sutra of Golden Light Author Suvarnaprabhasa
ISBN-10 OCLC:650136563
Release 1970
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Sutra of Golden Light has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Sutra of Golden Light also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Sutra of Golden Light book for free.

The Diamond Sutra

The Diamond Sutra Author Red Pine
ISBN-10 9781582439532
Release 2009-03-01
Pages 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.

The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra The Very Essence of Buddha s Teachings of Sutra and Tantra

The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra  The Very Essence of Buddha s Teachings of Sutra and Tantra Author Kelsang Gyatso
ISBN-10 1910368237
Release 2016-02-15
Pages 288
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The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra The Very Essence of Buddha s Teachings of Sutra and Tantra has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra The Very Essence of Buddha s Teachings of Sutra and Tantra also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra The Very Essence of Buddha s Teachings of Sutra and Tantra book for free.

N g rjuna s Seventy Stanzas

N  g  rjuna s Seventy Stanzas Author
ISBN-10 0937938394
Release 1987
Pages 226
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For almost two thousand years Nagarjuna's teachings have occupied a central position in Mahayana Buddhism.

Mushotoku Mind

Mushotoku Mind Author Taisen Deshimaru
ISBN-10 9781935387381
Release 2012-09-14
Pages 144
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Based on the translation by Ilsa Fatt and the edition by Reiryu Philippe Coupey "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 emphasizes "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 emphasizes Deshimaru's chorus: Mushotoku mind is the key attitude characterizing the way of the Buddha, the way of the bodhisattva, the way of Zen and zazen, and the way of all sutras (teachings). Taisen Deshimaru (d. 1982) was the founder of the Association Zen Internationale, one of the largest influences on Zen in the West. He is author of: the Ring of the Way and the Zen Way to Martial Arts: A Japanese Master Reveals the Secrets of the Samurai. Richard Collins is a Zen teacher in the lineage of Taisen Deshimaru and Dean of Arts & Humanities at California State University, Bakersfield. A Book for Students of Zen Buddhism; Religion Scholars; Philosophy Students, and Readers of Taisen Deshimaru's Books.

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015066043160
Release 2004
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American Book Publishing Record has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from American Book Publishing Record also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full American Book Publishing Record book for free.

Path to the Middle Oral Madhyamika Philosophy in Tibet

Path to the Middle  Oral Madhyamika Philosophy in Tibet Author Kensur Yeshey Tupden
ISBN-10 0791420434
Release 1994
Pages 303
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Does a Bodhisattva's initial direct cognition of emptiness differ from subsequent ones? Can one "improve" a nondualistic understanding of the unconditioned and, if so, what role might subtle states of concentration play in the process? In material collected by Anne Klein over a seven-year period, Kensur Yeshey Tupden addresses these and other crucial issues of Buddhist soteriology to provide one of the richest presentations of Tibetan oral philosophy yet published in English. Anne Klein's introduction to his commentary surveys oral genres associated with Tibetan textual study, and the volume concludes with a translation of the text on which Kensur bases his discussion of the "Perfection of Wisdom" chapter in Tsong-kha-pa's Illumination of (Candrakirti's) Thought (dbu ma dgongs pa rab gsal), translated here by Jeffrey Hopkins and Anne Klein.

Buddhist Scriptures

Buddhist Scriptures Author Anil Goonewardene
ISBN-10 0435303554
Release 1994
Pages 48
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This book examines the sacred textso the Buddhist religion in the world today. Practicing members give authentic insight into the deveopment of the scriptures and their relevance today.

Miracles of Book and Body

Miracles of Book and Body Author Charlotte Eubanks
ISBN-10 9780520265615
Release 2011-01
Pages 269
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Miracles of Book and Body is the first book to explore the intersection of two key genres of sacred literature in medieval Japan: sutras, or sacred Buddhist texts, and setsuwa, or "explanatory tales," used in sermons and collected in written compilations. For most of East Asia, Buddhist sutras were written in Classical Chinese and inaccessible to many devotees. How, then, did such devotees access these texts? Charlotte Eubanks argues that the medieval genre of "explanatory tales" illuminates the link between human body (devotee) and sacred text (sutra). She focuses on the sensual aspects of religious experience and on the act of reading, understood as the literal incorporation of sutra texts into the body and thus a bridge between text and flesh. Eubanks's highly original approach to understanding Buddhist textuality also looks beyond Japan to explore pre-modern book history, practices of preaching, miracles of reading, and the Mah y na Buddhist "cult of the book."

The Bodhisattva Ideal

The Bodhisattva Ideal Author Karel Werner
ISBN-10 9789552403965
Release 2013-12-01
Pages 240
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This book brings together six essays on the origin and history of the bodhisattva ideal and the emergence of the Mahāyana. The essays approach the subject from different perspectives—from scholarly examinations of the terms in the Nikayas and Agamas to the relationship of the bodhisattva ideal and the arahant ideal within the broader context of the social environment in which Mahayana formed and further developments that lead to the formulation of the fully fledged bodhisattva path. As such, the collection provides a good overview for a wider Buddhist readership of the history of changes that eventually led to the emergence of the Mahayana. “Arahants, Buddhas and Bodhisattvas”, by Bhikkhu Bodhi“The Bodhisattva Ideal in Theravāda Theory and Practice”, by Jeffrey Samuels“Bodhi and Arahattaphala From Early Buddhism to Early Mahāyāna”, by Karel Werner“Vaidalya, Mahāyāna, and Bodhisatva in India: An Essay Towards Historical Understanding”, by Peter Skilling“The Evolution of the Bodhisattva concept in Early Buddhist Canonical Literature”, by Bhikkhu Anālayo“Orality, writing and authority in South Asian Buddhism: Visionary Literature and the Struggle for Legitimacy in the Mahāyāna”, by David McMahan

The Treasury of Knowledge

The Treasury of Knowledge Author Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye
ISBN-10 9781559393898
Release 2012
Pages 971
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Jamgön Kongtrul's encyclopedic Treasury of Knowledge presents a complete account of the major lines of thought and practice that comprise Tibetan Buddhism. Among the ten books that make up this tour de force, Book Six is by far the longest—concisely summarizing the theoretical fields of knowledge to be studied prior to the cultivation of reflection and discriminative awareness. The first two parts of Book Six, contained in this volume, respectively concern Indo-Tibetan classical learning and Buddhist phenomenology. The former analyzes the traditional subjects of phonology and Sanskrit grammar, logic, fine art, and medicine, along with astrology, poetics, prosody, synonymics, and dramaturgy. The principal non-Buddhist philosophical systems of ancient India are then summarized and contrasted with the hierarchical meditative concentrations and formless absorptions through which the “summit of cyclic existence” can genuinely be attained. Part Two examines the phenomenological structures of Abhidharma—the shared inheritance of all Buddhist traditions—from three distinct perspectives, corresponding to the three successive turnings of the doctrinal wheel.

The Heart Sutra Explained

The Heart Sutra Explained Author Donald S. Lopez
ISBN-10 0887065899
Release 1988
Pages 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 Two Truths in the M dhyamika Philosophy of the Ge luk ba Order of Tibetan Buddhism

The Two Truths in the M  dhyamika Philosophy of the Ge luk ba Order of Tibetan Buddhism Author Guy Newland
ISBN-10 0937938807
Release 1992-01-01
Pages 309
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Buddhist perspectives on ethics and emptiness.