The Heart Sutra

The Heart Sutra

by Red Pine
     
 

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The Heart Sutra is Buddhism in a nutshell. It has had the most profound and wide-reaching influence of any text in Buddhism. This short text covers more of the Buddha’s teachings than any other scripture, and it does so without being superficial or hurried. Although the original author is unknown, he was clearly someone with a deep realization of the…  See more details below

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The Heart Sutra is Buddhism in a nutshell. It has had the most profound and wide-reaching influence of any text in Buddhism. This short text covers more of the Buddha’s teachings than any other scripture, and it does so without being superficial or hurried. Although the original author is unknown, he was clearly someone with a deep realization of the Dharma.

For this new English translation, Red Pine, award-winning translator of Chinese poetry and religious texts, has utilized various Sanskrit and Chinese versions, refining the teachings of dozens of ancient teachers together with his own commentary to offer a profound word-for-word explication. Divided into four parts and broken into thirty-five lines to make it easier to study or chant, and containing a glossary of names, terms, and texts, The Heart Sutra is a wise book of deep teaching destined to become the standard edition of this timeless statement of Mahayana truth.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781582439921
Publisher:
Counterpoint Press
Publication date:
08/10/2005
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
903,120
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Red Pine [Bill Porter] was born in Los Angeles in 1943, grew up in Northern Idaho, and lived many years in China. His published translations include the complete poems of Han-shan, Shih-te, and Feng-kan, as well as the works of Shih-wu, Sung Po-jen (winner of a PEN Center USA West translation prize), and Lao-tzu (finalist for the same award). He resides in Port Townsend, Washington.

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