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Heart of Understanding, The

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Commentaries on the Prajnaparamita Heart Sutra.

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An excellent translation and explanation of this core Buddhist text. The Heart Sutra is one of the most important and subtle sutras, conveying the deepest level of understanding.


"Exquisite teaching... as sweet and simple and powerful as it gets. Strongly recommended to one and all."     ~Inquiring Mind


"If we look into this sheet of paper even more deeply, we can see the sunshine in it. If the sunshine is not there, the forest cannot grow. In fact, nothing can grow. Even we cannot grow without sunshine. And so, we know that the sunshine is also in this sheet of paper. The paper and the sunshine inter-are. And if we continue to look, we can see the logger who cut the tree and brought it to the mill to be transformed into paper. And we see the wheat. We know the logger cannot exist without his daily bread, and therefore the wheat that became his bread is also in this sheet of paper. And the logger's father and mother are in it too.

When we look in this way, we see that without all of these things, this sheet of paper cannot exist. Looking even more deeply, we can see we are in it too. This is not difficult to see, because when we look at a sheet of paper, the sheet of paper is part of our perception. Your mind is in here and mine is also. So we can say that everything is in here with this sheet of paper."

Author Hanh, Thich Nhat
Book Type Trade Paperback
Page Count 54 pp.
Publisher Parallax Press 1988
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