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  Heart of Buddhist Wisdom: The Diamond Sutra, the Heart Sutra, and Other Perfection of Wisdom Texts
Richard H. Jones

Heart of Buddhist Wisdom: The Diamond Sutra, the Heart Sutra, and Other Perfection of Wisdom Texts <br> Richard H. Jones


 
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Author: Richard H. Jones
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781478389576
Publication Date: 2012

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The most famous texts in Mahayana Buddhism are the Heart Sutra and the Diamond-Cutter Sutra. They are part of the Perfection of Wisdom (Prajna-Paramita) tradition. Presented here are plain English translations of those two sutras and more.
Verses on the Collection of the Highest Qualities (the earliest Prajna-Paramita text), An abridgement of the entire Perfection of Wisdom in 8,000 Lines (the central Prajna-Paramita text), Selections from the Large Sutra on the Perfection of Wisdom, The Perfection of Wisdom in 700 Lines, The Heart Sutra, The Diamond-Cutter Sutra.
In addition to notes to each of these translations, there are separate essays on the Perfection of Wisdom philosophy:
The Philosophy of the Perfection of Wisdom, Logic and Paradox: An Excursion into Nonsense?, The Heart Sutra: "Form is Emptiness"

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