The New Heart of Wisdom - Profound Teachings from Buddha's Heart

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This new and revised commentary to the Heart Sutra—the best known and most popular of all Buddhist scriptures—reveals both its direct and hidden meaning. The author skillfully explains the dream-like nature of all things, the relationship between our mind and our world, and the extent to which we create our own reality. He shows how we can develop and apply this profound understanding in our everyday lives in such a way that we come to experience a deep and unshakeable ...

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The New Heart of Wisdom: Profound Teachings from Buddha's Heart

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Overview

This new and revised commentary to the Heart Sutra—the best known and most popular of all Buddhist scriptures—reveals both its direct and hidden meaning. The author skillfully explains the dream-like nature of all things, the relationship between our mind and our world, and the extent to which we create our own reality. He shows how we can develop and apply this profound understanding in our everyday lives in such a way that we come to experience a deep and unshakeable happiness.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781906665050
  • Publisher: Tharpa Publications
  • Publication date: 9/1/2012
  • Edition description: Fifth Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.12 (h) x 1.22 (d)

Meet the Author

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso was born in Tibet and is a fully accomplished meditation master and internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism. Resident in the West since 1977, he is the author of 21 highly acclaimed books that perfectly transmit the ancient wisdom of Buddhism to our modern world. He has also founded over 1100 Kadampa Buddhist Centers and groups throughout the world.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Commentary to the Heart Sutra – Part One: An Explanation of the Direct Meaning of the Sutra
The Title and Homage
The Background and Shariputra’s Question
The Paths of Accumulation and Preparation (1)
The Paths of Accumulation and Preparation (2)
The Paths of Seeing, Meditation and No More Learning
Conclusion
Buddha’s Approval and the Promise to Practise

Commentary to the Heart Sutra – Part Two: An Explanation of the Hidden Meaning of the Sutra
Preliminary Explanation and the Lives of Protector Nagarjuna and Arya Asanga

The Path of a Person of Initial Scope
The Preciousness of our Human Life
What Does our Death Mean?
The Dangers of Lower Rebirth
Going for Refuge
What is Karma?
The Path of a Person of Middling Scope
What We Should Know
What We Should Abandon
What We Should Practise
What We Should Attain
The Path of a Person of Great Scope
The Supreme Good Heart – Bodhichitta
Training in Affectionate Love
Training in Cherishing Love
Training in Wishing Love
Training in Universal Compassion
Training in Actual Bodhichitta
Training in the Path of Bodhichitta
Training in the Six Perfections
Training in Taking in Conjunction with the Practice of the Six Perfections
Training in Giving in Conjunction with the Practice of the Six Perfections
Dedication

Appendix I – The Root Text: Essence of Wisdom Sutra (the Heart Sutra)
Appendix II – The Condensed Meaning of the Commentary
Appendix III – Liberating Prayer and Prayers for Meditation
Appendix IV – An Explanation of the Twelve Sources, Eighteen Elements and Twelve Dependent-related Links
Appendix V – The Great Mother: A Method to Overcome Hindrances and Obstacles by Reciting the Essence of Wisdom Sutra (the Heart Sutra)
Appendix VI – A Short Commentary to the Practice of The Great Mother
Appendix VII – The Yoga of Great Mother Prajnaparamita: Self-generation sadhana
Appendix VIII – A Short Commentary to The Yoga of Great Mother Prajnaparamita: Self-generation sadhana

Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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