Elaborations on Emptiness: Uses of the Heart Sutra / Edition 1

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"This scholarly book makes a valuable contribution to the understanding of the content and role of a key text. It also shows how the text has given rise to different interpretations over the centuries. It is of value for scholars and practitioners of Buddhism alike."—Sue Hamilton, Kings College, London

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Editorial Reviews

Journal of Buddhist Ethics
[This] is a superb achievement: It is by far the best and most complete treatment of the Heart Sutra in any Western language.
Journal of Buddhist Ethics - Jay Garfield
Elaborations on Emptiness is a superb achievement: It is by far the best and most complete treatment of the Heart Sutra in any Western language.
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"Elaborations on Emptiness is a superb achievement: It is by far the best and most complete treatment of the Heart Stra in any Western language."—Jay Garfield, Journal of Buddhist Ethics

"[This] is a superb achievement: It is by far the best and most complete treatment of the Heart Sutra in any Western language."—Journal of Buddhist Ethics

Jay Garfield
...[A] complete anthology of superb translations of the major Indian commentaries on the suutra, and a fine set of essays exploring the multifarious readings and uses of the suutra in the Indo-Tibetan Buddhist tradition....Elaborations on Emptiness is a superb achievement: It is by far the best and most complete treatment of the Heart Suutra in any Western language...
Journal of Buddhist Ethics
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780691001883
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Publication date: 10/19/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Technical Note and Acknowledgments
Introduction 3
1 Who Heard the Heart Sutra? 19
2 The Commentaries of Vimalamitra and Atisa 47
3 The Heart Sutra as Tantra 78
4 The Commentaries of Kamalasila and Srisimha 105
5 The Heart Sutra as Sadhana 116
6 The Commentaries of Jnanamitra and Prasastrasena 141
7 The Heart Sutra's Mantra 165
8 The Commentaries of Mahajana and Vajrapani 187
9 The Heart Sutra as Exorcism 216
10 Commentators Ancient and Postmodern 239
Index 261
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