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Wisdom Beyond Words: The Buddhist Vision of Ultimate Reality
     

Wisdom Beyond Words: The Buddhist Vision of Ultimate Reality

by Sangharakshita
 

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Ever since the Buddha's lifetime, people have been trying to express the ultimate meaning of Buddhism in a form that makes complete rational sense. The Prajnaparamita or 'Perfection of Wisdom' teachings offer a giddying counterbalance to this exercise. Emerging 2000 years ago as the core-teachings of Mahayana Buddhism, texts such as the Ratnaguna-samcayagatha, the

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Ever since the Buddha's lifetime, people have been trying to express the ultimate meaning of Buddhism in a form that makes complete rational sense. The Prajnaparamita or 'Perfection of Wisdom' teachings offer a giddying counterbalance to this exercise. Emerging 2000 years ago as the core-teachings of Mahayana Buddhism, texts such as the Ratnaguna-samcayagatha, the Diamond Sutra and the Heart Sutra gave new impetus to the ideal of the Bodhisattva, one whose energies are dedicated to the attainment of enlightenment for the sake of all beings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781909314115
Publisher:
Windhorse Publications Ltd
Publication date:
06/14/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author


A respected translator and author of over fifty books, Sangharakshita began studying BUddhism at the age of 16. After 20 years studying in India he returned to England and set up the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order which has over 65 centres worldwide, including the USA.

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