Essence of the Heart Sutra The Dalai Lama's Heart of Wisdom Teachings

ISBN-10: 0861712846

ISBN-13: 9780861712847

Edition: 2005

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For more than 2,000 years, the Heart Sutra has been of central importance to millions of Buddhists. Whether memorized, chanted, or studied, this sacred text is often looked to for inspiration. Based on talks the Dalai Lama gave in the spring of 2001, "Essence of the Heart Sutra is a masterful translation of the Dalai Lama's teachings and reflections on the Heart Sutra, teachings that provide fresh insights on a mainstay of Buddhist practice. In addition to providing the words of the Dalai Lama, this book also brings together an overview of Buddhism, background material, and complete commentaries to elucidate the teachings and place them in their proper context. These bonus materials make "Essence of the Heart Sutra a book that can be valued by beginners as well as one that provides seasoned Buddhists with many delightful new facts and ideas. A deeply profound and powerful book, "Essence of the Heart Sutra provides precious thoughts on how to appreciate life's endeavor.
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List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Wisdom Publications
Publication date: 7/7/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

The Dalai Lama, spiritual & political leader of the Tibetan people & a Nobel Peace Laureate, has in the last decade become a global spiritual leader whose message of universal & individual responsibility has won worldwide acclaim.

Editor's Preface
Buddhism in Context
The Quest for Inner Development
Religion in Today's World
Many Teachings, Many Paths
Maintaining One's Own Tradition
Sharing Each Other's Traditions
Learning from Other Traditions
The Foundations of Buddhism
Defining Features
The Buddha
The First Turning of the Wheel of Dharma
The Twelve Links of Dependent Origination
The Afflictions
Abandoning the Causes of Suffering
The Great Vehicle
The Mahayana School
Nagarjuna and the Great Vehicle
Origins of the Great Vehicle
Freedom from Suffering
Suffering and Compassion
Integrating All the Teachings
The Heart Sutra
The Text of the Heart Sutra
The Opening
The Perfection of Wisdom Sutras
Giving the Title and Paying Homage
The Origin of the Teaching
Essence and Form
Entering the Bodhisattva Path
The Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara
Noble Sons and Noble Daughters
Buddha Nature
The Way Things Are
Selflessness in Context
Ultimate Bodhichitta
The Doctrine of No-self
The Four Seals
Interpreting Emptiness
The Two Types of Selflessness
The Mind-only Interpretation
Definitive Versus Provisional Interpretations
The Middle Way Interpretation
The Two Middle Way Schools
Emptiness and Dependent Origination
Developing an Unmistaken View of Reality
Correctly Refuting Intrinsic Existence
Understanding the Two Truths
Traditions of Interpretation
The Eight Aspects of Emptiness
Attaining the Result
The Emptiness of All Phenomena
The Mantra of the Perfection of Wisdom
The Implicit Meaning of the Heart Sutra
All Rejoice
The Way of the Bodhisattva
Generating Bodhichitta
A Gradual Approach
The Seven-Point Cause-and-Effect Method
Equalizing the Exchanging Oneself and Others
Self-Cherishing Versus Cherishing Others
The Practice of Giving and Taking
Generating Bodhichitta
Thorough Elucidation of the Meaning of the Words: An Exposition of the "Heart of Wisdom" Jamyang Gawai Lodro (1429-1503)
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