The Heart of Understanding: Commentaries on the Prajnaparamita Heart Sutra / Edition 20

The Heart of Understanding: Commentaries on the Prajnaparamita Heart Sutra / Edition 20

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by Thich Nhat Hanh
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1888375922

ISBN-13: 9781888375923

Pub. Date: 12/01/2009

Publisher: Parallax Press

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,

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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.

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ISBN-13:
9781888375923
Publisher:
Parallax Press
Publication date:
12/01/2009
Edition description:
20th Anniversary Edition
Pages:
60
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.20(d)

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4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It's a short book but it's a great book filled with a great amount of insights. It really makes you think and reaffirms a lot of your own beliefs in life. I would totally recommend this book. It is one of my favorites.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Short, concise, easily understandable, a joy to read!  This book gave me more understanding of the Heart Sutra in a short book, more so than many of the long books I have read on the same subject.  I will read it over and over again!
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